Interview for Quotidiano Nazionale Indipendente

Contemporary Art 2024 – The Gallery “The collector” of the historic center of Rome is pleased to present the exclusive analysis with photo of some works by the artist Katharina Goldyn.

di Francesca Saveria Chindamo dalla Redazione Cultura del Quotidiano l’Italiano

ROMA – Incontriamo nella Capitale, nell’ambito delle attività prestigiose prodotte dalla Galleria “il Collezionista” l’artista Katharina Goldyn con la quale intratteniamo un gradevolissimo dialogo al fine di scoprire e rivelare ai nostri lettori alcune informazioni al nostro pubblico di lettori, nonché una serie di opere da lei prodotte ed esposte.

The “Il Collezionista” art gallery in the historic center of Rome is pleased to present the exclusive interview with artworks photo about the artist Katharina Goldyn

I have painted pictures from the earliest age, already at the age of eight years my big dream was to become a paintress and to study painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. From that moment on, I have consistently followed my path with great passion for years. Fromthe age of nine years, I already had professional lessons.

From the age of 15 on, I attended the Lyceum of Fine Arts in Czestochowa. High School Graduation, Study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw in 2000; Graduation with Diploma, Master’s Thesis and in 2011 Doctorate in Fine Arts from this academy.

In my youth, Vincent van Gogh was an inspiration to me, followed by Polish artists and intellectuals such as Ignacy Witkiewicz, Tadeusz Kantor for his highly expressive artistic theatre, Dadaists, Transavantgarde, Nouveau Réalisme –  Niki de Saint Phalle.

Some of my work is autobiographical. I was born in the famous Polish town of Czestochowa, best known for the Jasna Góra Monastery, where one of the most sacred paintings in Poland is located, a portrait of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna. My childhood was at the turn of the 80s / 90s, time of communist Poland. Religion was marginalized by the communist authorities and even banned in families where members held high positions. I belonged to such a family. However, living in such a holy place for the nation leads to the fact that man, due to the system of separation from God and the prohibition of faith and religion, seeks answers and acts perversely. At the age of 25, after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, I went to Germany. I got married to a sculptor who was 43 years older than me.

In a way, our marriage was a meeting of two different generations of artists. Our lives were close together for seven years in a unique house, far away from social life, but in the immediate vicinity of nature. It was an extreme, utopian life. You can say that it was a kind of ascetic life.

The combination of these two life events has given rise to my artistic perspective, my inspiration. At the center of my art is the woman, who is sometimes portrayed ironically and cheerfully and who does not correspond to conventional social roles, either.

In my utopia, the Christian tradition is rethought – the idea of replacing male apostles by female ones.

And in With my impact works, I want to convey a message and dreams to the viewer: In the name of freedom and spontaneity, we should teleport into another world, a parallel universe, where women take on new roles in society, far away from prejudices, stereotypes and rigid thoughts – for sensitivity.

My latest project can be seen from July 25 to August 12, 2024 at Palazzo Pisani-Revedin in Venice.

Please trust and walk on the pictures lying on the ground. Touch the lying picture with your feet. It consists of 36 motifs under the title “Little Stories about Mary Magdalene“.

Connect energetically with the story. Then write down your sensation which the direct contact with your feet, your sould and the lying picture has awakened in you. The walk-in picture is subject to wear and tear, just like our life from birth to death, but the document of sensation will remain.

I use painting, drawings, objects; I am a model myself in my photographic productions. It is a very long process of creation.