For the first time, Galerie Springer Berlin presents works by artist and photographer Kathrin Linkersdorff in a solo exhibition featuring works from her new series Fairies. Linkersdorff is influenced by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which extols the beauty of imperfection and transience. Barbara Esch-Marowski, director of the Haus am Kleistpark, had described the artist a few weeks ago as follows: "In their captivating clarity, her works are reminiscent of the plant photographs of Karl Blossfeldt and in their aesthetics of the paintings of Edward Weston. If you walked into her studio, you wouldn't think it was a photography studio. Stacking cardboard boxes hold an archive of drying plants. The beginning of her work is a lengthy and painstaking treatment of increasingly fragile flowers. For months they are hung, turned, dusted and turned again - to fragilely solidify in imagined forms. The essence of her working method is an analogous one.
For a long time she photographed on film stock with a Hasselblad, and even today Linkersdorff works exclusively with purposefully applied daylight. In the precisely staged moment of photography, the fading moment of transience is frozen in its full beauty. But only in the subsequent interaction with the elaborate process of further processing and a finely adjusted print, the image finds its perfect expression and is able to reflect the soulful moment of the shot."
Kathrin Linkersdorff, born in Berlin in 1966, graduated in architecture from the TU Cottbus in 1996. She studied at Berlage University in Amsterdam and at Bartlett University in London. She then worked as an architect in Tokyo before studying Japanese ink painting there. In Berlin, she completed her studies in photography at the "Schule für Fotografie am Schiffsbauerdamm" with Robert Lyons in 2006- 2007. Since 2012 she has been working internationally as a freelance artist from Berlin.
The gallery's program includes a group of international artists. In recent years, the gallery has focused on classical and contemporary photography. In addition to four to six exhibitions a year in Berlin and participation in art fairs in Germany and abroad, we complement our activities by taking care of private and public collections. The gallery was founded in 1991 in Frankfurt am Main as Springer & Winckler Galerie. In 1998, the move to Berlin took place in Rudolf Springer's legendary rooms. Since 2012 the gallery has been managed by Heide and Robert Springer under the traditional name Galerie Springer Berlin.