*1988 / Šumava / Czech Republic
She is a storyteller in all senses.
She interprets her own narratives and myths as well
the ones she has collected on the way. She gently
records all the perceived, and then guides us all over
the places and its genius loci, among the people
and their stories. Kateřina is continually inspired
by natural world. She follows the native course
of events, and focuses on her imagination, inner
power and intuition. Strongly influenced by
environmental philosophy (e.g. Gary Snyder) she
seeks for the essential, for the permanent what is
hidden between the lines, and tries to grasp the
fragile line between the spiritual and material world.
A line – sometimes delicate, sometimes rough – is a
starting and a crucial point of her creation. A line
which can divide, lead or reveal; a line which does
not require linear neither chronological order, and
which can be comprehended by everyone – in
his own way. What Kateřina creates is a complex
transcription of her memory and its total allembracing
visualisation. To express and reinterpret it
all, she uses combined wall installations as a main
medium. It consists of drawings, artefacts or sitespecific
objects; several forms that work together as
an environment, like her own mental map.
In her drawings, which represent most of her
artworks, she very skillfully expresses emotions and
the heaviness of being with a certain touch of ironic
lightness. Her artworks sensitively show everyday
details that we often miss due to our stress, chaos
and ever-accelerating pace of life. She strives to grasp
the fragile line between the spiritual and material
world. Lines, area and structure became the main
tool for displaying her inner world and for
interpreting the world in general.