Kathrin Edwards_poison_scenic I and II _ink on paper_2018_photo Kathrin Edwards
© Kathrin Edwards poison scenic I and II, ink on paper, 2018

“Everybody has a different approche on doing something. How they draw, how they paint. I can’t do it like them, they can’t do it like I would.”


Kathrin Edwards 





Kathrin Edwards_portraitphoto_2018_Foto Georg Treitz
Kathrin Edwards, 2018, Photo Georg Treitz

Who are you? What do you do? 

I primarily work in graphic techniques like etching and lithography. But also ink, pastel, charcoal and watercolour belong to my favoured media.

Thematically I am mostly dealing with the aesthetics of the female body in divergent settings. More recently the landscapes, where my protagonists are mostly set, evolved into an independent subject. Also especially in lithography I’m experimenting a lot. There originated abstract works, which have a scenic character. 

Where are you from? 

I was born in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Now I’m living in Düsseldorf since I started studying at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. 

Your style in 3 words?

 Figurative, abstract, printmaking. But those three words just cover a small part. 

Your weakness? Your strength? 

I’m a little bit perfectionist. That can be a strength but also a weakness. Sometimes I try to hard to make something perfect and then I realise I overdid it. 

What makes you different? 

Well, everybody has a different approche on doing something. How they draw, how they paint. I can’t do it like them, they can’t do it like I would. 

© Kathrin Edwards, poison, ink on paper, 38x68,5cm, 2018
© Kathrin Edwards, poison, ink on paper, 38×68,5cm, 2018

When did you decide to become an artist? 

Well, I always knew that I wanted to do something creative, but the real decision was when I was in the last years of school and started to work on my portfolio for the art academy. 

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

I love printmaking. Etching and lithography are my favourite printing techniques. They are very different from each other, but the process of both is fascinating. 

A few words about your favourite creation?

There isn’t really a favourite one. In my process I more or less have a plan, an idea, for my next work. I’m focussing on finishing it and when it’s done there is the next idea I’m focussing on. The newest one is always the one I “favour” because I’m determined to finish it. 

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you… 

The etchings of Max Klinger and Anders Zorn! 

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on? 

Next year in February I’m planing to graduate from the art academy. And for the graduation exhibit I have some plans for a large scale etching and large ink paintings. That’s what I will work on next. 

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“ 

… to have fun while working! 

© Kathrin Edwards, not titled, etching on handmade paper, 30x40 cm, 2017
© Kathrin Edwards, not titled, etching on handmade paper, 30×40 cm, 2017

2018: Where are we going? 

For the remaining 2018 there are some exhibitions planed, I’m nominated for an art award (art society Wesseling e.V., “Leicht.Sinn”), there is an exhibition for the nominated for another art award (Künstlerhaus Meinersen e.V., “Platzierte”) and two group exhibitions. So I’m busy working on new pieces. 

When the going gets tough… 

… I have my boyfriend to cheer me up and help me. 

Your city’s favourite spots? 

My atelier and the “Volksgarten”, an urban park in the city. It has a few small lakes, a lot of ducks and also a little zoo with farm animals like sheeps and goats. 

Do you have a vision? 

Yeah, but I can’t really describe it. It’s more like I’m working towards it, learning more about it through working. In every piece I’m exploring parts of it, getting nearer. 

What would you do if you could change the World? 

Get rid of hatred.

 Tell us about your future plans… 

There are a few ideas I want to realize next. Sadly in the moment I have an tendinitis in my right hand so I’m limited in what I can do at the moment. 

Last but not least: what is your favourite Song? 

To be honest I don’t listen to a lot of music. Mostly in the atelier while working, if my roommate puts something on. 


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