Katrin Korfmann’s light box series of video stills makes use of multiples of stills to create almost monochromatic compositions. From a distance these appear as large patterned abstracts, but as one approaches each still’s role in the big picture becomes more evident. Korfmann translates the video medium into that of still photography, capturing time and movement nevertheless. Each still is essential to the whole and the public space serves as the background for each piece: the green of a playing field, the grey concrete of the city, the blue court and the yellow and black of an elevator as it opens and closes.
Born 1971 in Berlin, Germany Katrin Korfmann, is a visual artist based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Korfmann works with different media, mainly photography and art in public space, with a main focus on people in urban settings. Based on a concept of photography, her works are comparable to a moment of déjà vu. In her creative discourse she deals with the issues of posing versus acting, observing versus being the object of another’s attention. In so doing, she frequently captures seemingly incongruous situations within her images, where lack of control leads to surprise. Her works are exhibited internationally recently in Tehran, New York, Berlin and Amsterdam.