Art and sculpture
The sculptures of Katharina Freitag seduce to touch.
Power and strength, ease and serenity – the big and small sculptures call emotions to life and quickly it comes clear: a skilled woman has been at work here, realizing her ideas creating clear, expressive shapes.
They are mainly made of bronze and marble, as well as other materials as sandstone, plaster, terracotta and glass.
The materials are treated very carefully and with technical perfection, indeed they often seem to be soft and ductile.
In fact, the pieces seem harmonious, but they also commit to a game of exchange and create a kind of suspense. And so it comes to a fascinating correlation between the visible and the unvisible, between flowing energy and pausing statics.
Often, the sculptures are made of two or more elements, which being mobile invite to play as well as allow various perspectives to appear. The sculptor works with the eternal theme of the union of opposites. The heaviness of stone and metal takes a back seat with the artist. She forms and creates as if she was dealing with elastic material. That is why her sculptures always seem light and dynamic.
Duality, polarity and interaction of binding and bursting are to be read as the central theme in all Katharina Freitag’s work. Sculpting on the principal issue in human emotions: togetherness, encounter, communication.
The artist has taken the path towards abstraction: playful movements are reduced to clear, simple lines of an almost cool sharpness – yet never leaving warm physicalness behind.
Freitag has been living as a free artist since 2001 and hands on her skills and know-how imparting sculpting workshops. She lives in Grünwald and also partly on Mallorca and in Italian Pietrasanta.