‘kolorit – yellow’ by katrin korfmann
katrin korfmann: kolorit
kai hilgemann gallery, berlin, germany
on now through december 22nd, 2012
german artist katrin korfmann is presenting her latest photographic work ‘kolorit’ at kai hilgemann gallery in berlin. the title of the collection
translates in english from the german word ‘coloring’ – however also references a metaphor to describe a culture or lifestyle in a foreign place.
the three part body of work – ‘red’, ‘yellow’ and ‘purple’- is a result of a project trip to india earlier in 2012, where korfmann documents the hindu
ritual known as the ‘holi’ festival. the event is a celebration of color and the welcoming of the new spring season, the iconic tradition sees thousands
of people catapult pigmented powder and perfume at one another. in korfmann’s triptych the passing of time at a particular location is shown
through a change of colours. the work is supported by the artist’s renowned birds-eye view of bustling indian cities and culture – the tryptich particularly
capturing the compelling detail exploding from each scene – seizing the infectious energy, vitality and spirit so unique to the tradition.
‘kolorit – purple’
‘kolorit – red’
‘gran via’, madrid