Katrin Loy

Katrin Loy

Location: Germany

Katrin Loy

Phone: +49 178 6994588
Email: katrin.loy@web.de
Online gallery: https://www.artpal.com/katrinloy/

1969 born in Göppingen
1991- 2001 Study of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf, Master Student at
Prof. Jannis Kounellis
2005- 2007 Postgraduate studies for Visual Arts and Therapy at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich
2008- 2018 Continuing education at the Academy of Psychoanalysis Munich
lives and works in Munich since 2002

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2016 "Momentum", Gallery Space Robert Blume, Munich
2017 "Person und Traum", Kunsttreff Quiddezentrum, Munich
2017 "Traumfragmente", Autorengalerie 1, Munich
2018 "Traumfragmente II", Autorengalerie 1, Munich
2019 "Traumfragmente III", Autorengalerie 1, Munich
2020 "Traumbilder – Das Leben ein Traum", werkstatt-galerie, Munich
2021 "Dream Images – Life is a Dream", Fusion Art Gallery Palm Springs, CA
2021 Winner of the Collectores Vision International Art Award

Group exhibitions (selection)

2015 Autumn Conference of the DPV, Bad Homburg
2016 "Künstlerinnen treffen Hildegunde", Meerbusch
2016 "Natur- Mensch", National Park St. Andreasburg
2016 "Bilder, Briefe, Noten LXXXIX", Autorengalerie 1, Munich
2017 "Bilder, Briefe, Noten XC", Autorengalerie 1, Munich
2018 "With Kind Regards V", Autorengalerie 1, Munich
2019 "With Kind Regards VI", Autorengalerie 1, Munich
2020 "With Kind Regards VII", Autorengalerie 1, Munich
2020 "Botanicals", Light Space & Time Online Gallery
2020 "Created in Isolation", Light Space & Time Online Gallery
2020 "10th Anniversary", Light Space & Time Online Gallery
2020 Shortlisted for "Sir John Hurt & Sworders Art Prize", Thurning, UK
2020 Shortlisted for Paris Photo Prize "State of the World"
2020 "Milano Photo Awards", International Contemporary Exhibition, M.A.D.S. Milano
2020 "Figurative/ Portrait", Contemporary Art Gallery Online
2020 "Open/ No Theme", Contemporary Art Gallery Online
2020 "Painting and Photography", Art Room Gallery
2021 "Infinite Dreams", Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
2021 "Black and White 2021 (1) Awards", Camelback Gallery
2021 "Emergence 2", the Glasgow Gallery of Photography
2021 "Women in Art", Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2021 "VRAF 2021 / Virtual Art Fair", Contemporary Art Station, UK
2021 "VAA Online Spring Expo", Visual Artists Association, UK


Abstract Figuration and Mindfulness

In this new series I deal with abstraction, meditation and mindfulness. The series is a work in progress.
In my artistic work, the essence and soul of man is at the centre, his struggle for a vision, his utopias and abysses, his confrontation with the self and the encounter with the other. It arises both from spontaneously emerging inner images as well as from ideas about the psychic and intuitive functions of man and about his archaic experiences.
It also feeds on a state of mind and emotions, in which consciousness walks on the small degree between the conscious and the subconscious, revealing something like an inner myth that leaves its mark in the form of artistic work. This process takes place in the hope that these traces, which have become visible in this way, will also touch or even infect the other, ideally a form of infection that allows the viewer to immerse himself in his own inner myth.
I work photographically with the overlay of images and/or digital image editing. Both the superimposition and the digital alienation of the images play a decisive role in my photographic work, since I am not concerned with the depiction of the found reality, but with the new imagery created by associative overlay or alienation of the original photographic image.
One might ask: Does the form in which we perceive the world sensually, thinking, feeling and intuitively grasp a composition of a perception of reality and associative-projective imagination actually correspond? And what exactly corresponds to reality and what corresponds to imagination? And what exactly is reality and what is fantasy? Ultimately, everything is a matter of consciousness... therefore, it is probably both and neither of them, and at the same time it is neither both nor neither of them... a PARADOX...
life is just a dream of a higher AWAKENING...