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KATJA HOLTZ - statement

Katja Holtz - artist

Born in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.

Holtz graduated in 2002 with a fine arts degree from the University of the west of England, Bristol. Even though she changed her career paths a few times after graduating Art School (she even had an interior design store in Frankfurt at one point) Holtz always kept an active painting practice. About 5 years ago she moved to Brooklyn and is now fully committed  to creating art, using New York as an Inspiration and Influence in her work.


Artist Statement:

"I’ve always been inherently fascinated by the same re-occuring urban places of building projects, walls, bridges and underpasses. They resemble the gaping wounds of time and the very existence of our society in the form of graffiti and decay."
"Rotting urban landscapes, old billboards and crumbling walls reveal the most unintended beauty. My passion is to capture these neglected spaces. My present surroundings and memories of places mingle and infuse within the paintings. Time is essential for my creative process. The repeatedly over revised layers slowly mimic the traces of history which the walls and cityscapes are telling."

Katja Holtz


Curriculum Vitae

Art Work

   
 
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