Kaethe Haase Kornstein
The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
August 11 – August 23, 2016
Reception: Thursday, August 11, 2016 6-8 PM

With mixed media on paper, German artist Kaethe Hasse Kornstein creates vertical arrangements of image and text. Black line art and subtle color layer with different levels to create new sounds and forms. Kornstein hides and reveals images in her work to sift through her own feelings on loss of identity. The title "unverloren" include the whole series of works by 25 strips, but also always returns as an image proportion work. Like the space and density of forms in each work, it references the issue of continual threat of identity.

Kornstein draws from her Jewish heritage and questions of identity related particularly to her experiences with World War II. She currently lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.