Submission
Katrine Bobek

The caring ones

Katrine Bobek B. 1990, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Prof. Julian Göthe Graduation show from Academy of Fine Art Vienna. Kurzbauergasse 9, 1020 wien 13 november & 9 - 15 december 2020


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Katrine Bobek, The broken woodstick man, 2020, Ink, oil on canvas, 120 x170 cm
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Katrine Bobek, Call me, 2020, Ink, oil on canvas, 50 x 35 cm
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Katrine Bobek, Nick´s crutches, 2020, Ink, oil on canvas 50 x 35 cm
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Katrine Bobek, Observer, 2020, Ink, oil on canvas, 120 x170 cm
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Katrine Bobek,
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Katrine Bobek, Care4U, 2020, Ink, oil on canvas, 50 x 35 cm

The caring ones

My inspiration and focus has been on the atmosphere and the visual expression of the movie ´The butterfly´. I believe that depicting child-figures, as within “The butterfly” an interesting duality is induced; Youthfulness can mean to be carefree and optimistic and having hope for the future, but it might also involve anxiety, doubt and uncertainty, when lack of experience is combined with understanding that life can also be serious. I think that this duality is also present in the visual expression, and in the concept of caring and not caring at the same time. Carefree days go by with playing around in the park, but there is a sense of anxiously waiting for something chaotic to break the order.