Katja Leibenath - Room 210
Equally obsessed with the built environment and the human figure, my landscapes begin on location; my figurative paintings are based on sketches and photographic studies and heavily influenced by architecture.
Working simultaneously on large canvases and experimenting on small pieces, allows me to investigate a topic for months. In the end a body of work encompasses many pieces, from miniature studies to complex large scale paintings, while exploring a single subject or place. It is not movement or narrative that interests me. Rather than illustrating a momentary idea I want to emphasize the essence of a time and place one can fit into.
The current body of work focuses on painting and oil paint as much as on the California landscape, as seen and recorded from Interstate 5 over the course of several months in 2015. Topography, texture and color of the landscape are explored, including man-made landmarks.
For more information about Katja Leibenath, please visit her website.