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Katrin Alvarez
Solace Among the Ruins
Agora Gallery
New York,NY
Color of Reverie
Agora Gallery
New York,NY
  • Unexpected   Unexpected
    Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 24"
    Katrin Alvarez

  • Streetgirl   Streetgirl
    Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas
    10" x 13"
    Katrin Alvarez

  • Easy Prey   Easy Prey
    Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 24"
    Katrin Alvarez

  • Slums of the Mind   Slums of the Mind
    Oil & Mixed Media on Board
    16" x 12"
    Katrin Alvarez

  • Dies Irae   Dies Irae
    Oil & Mixed Media on Board
    39" x 47"
    Katrin Alvarez

  • The Painful Reality of Human Relations   The Painful Reality of Human Relations
    Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas
    35" x 47"
    Katrin Alvarez

  • Richard Yates   Richard Yates
    Oil & Mixed Media on Board
    32" x 32"
    Katrin Alvarez

  • Dona Nobis Pacem   Dona Nobis Pacem
    Oil & Mixed Media on Board
    39" x 39"
    Katrin Alvarez

  • Serenity of Being   Serenity of Being
    Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas
    32" x 47"
    Katrin Alvarez

  • Chain of Childhood   Chain of Childhood
    Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas
    47" x 35"
    Katrin Alvarez

Katrin Alvarez

KATRIN ALVAREZ

Solace Among the Ruins
June 3 - June 24, 2008
Reception: Thursday June 5, 2008 6-8 PM

Color of Reverie
June 26 - July 17, 2008
Reception: Thursday June 26, 2008 6-8 PM


Press Release

German artist Katrin Alvarez’s mixed media works are both troubling and engaging, as they combine Salvador Dali’s surreal imagery and the jarring ruptures of Hannah Höch’s Dada collages. Most of Alvarez’s pieces incorporate two- and three-dimensional materials, creating a tension between surface and relief, representation and abstraction. This tension makes her artworks recognizable to a point, yet impossible to interpret completely.

 

This incongruity in Alvarez’s materials extends to the thematic contents of her work. She uses a surrealist’s vocabulary, dealing in the myths and archetypes of dreams and psychoanalysis. Yet amidst the images of modern society’s melancholy and dark psychic underbelly, Katrin Alvarez incorporates deeply personal narratives. She treats her private issues through her art, all the while appealing to culture-wide problems. Not only do her images depict her inner demons, the disjointed ways she juxtaposes these personal problems with cultural crises suggests that the two are fundamentally related. Representations of her small inner universe always seem to reflect the dynamics of the greater whole.


Invitation to Katrin Alvarez's exhibition


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