Six questions for
Katharina Fitz

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Katharina Fitz.

Artist Katharina Fitz
Lives in Nottingham, UK

How do you describe your own art practice?

My work comprises sculpture and installation often in reference to architecture and industrial processes. Within my installations, I import studio arrangements and objects of the process into the exhibition space to bring the intimacy of the making to the audience. In the installation, my sculptures are in conversation with the space. Sometimes the work functions as a prosthesis, whereas other times objects of space are decontextualized.

Which question or theme is central in your work?

The introduction of manufacturing processes into contemporary sculpture as a means of knowledge production.
Evaluating the hierarchy of objects within the artistic process through the metamorphosis of form and materials.
Blurring the line between studio and gallery and object and space.

What was your first experience with art?

Playing the violin in a classical orchestra made me aware from an early age of how music/art has the potential to move me emotionally and make me feel part of something bigger than myself.

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Industrial workshop environments, architecture, cities, support structures, mechanisms, machines, books and many more…

What do you need in order to create your work?

My body, Materials, Headspace.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

I discovered Gary Kuehn’s work not too long ago and am absolutely in love with it. There are many parallels between my work and his ideas and aesthetic.

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