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Exhibition  /  20 Aug 2008  -  18 Sep 2008
Published: 20.08.2008
Katja Prins. Brooch: Untitled, 2006. Silver, plastic. Width 7 cm. Katja Prins
Brooch: Untitled, 2006
Silver, plastic
Width 7 cm
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A view of the complete highly recognized works of the graduate of the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

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Katja Prins
My work is about the (intimate) relationship between human bodies and mechanic devices, (medical) technology and industry.

With my work I want to tell stories about the body, the body as an instrument, as a machine - instruments/machines as extensions of the body.

I'm also fascinated by the way we manipulate our bodies.
These days our body is something we can change, sculpt.
Our body as an extension of our mind, always in relationship with its surroundings and environment.
After all, Man, more in particular his body, is the measure of all things.

One story leads to another - I always start with ideas, shapes and atmospheres and while I'm working, the piece comes into existence.
In this manner, my work is a constant switch between rationale and intuition.

My ambition is that people will discover their own stories through my work, therefore I steer clear of too many explanations and clarifications.
Shapes and materials are never unequivocal and one can interpret them in different ways.