Drawing Room's multidisciplinary programme focuses on artistic practices referencing conceptual art and minimalism.
For this edition of Drawing Now Art Fair, Drawing Room presents a selection of non-representative works on paper by artist Katharina Hinsberg, in which the mesh of the lines is "traced" by cutouts in the paper.
The themes of the drawings, made between 2015 and 2021, belong to different groups of works (Ajouré, Diaspern, Lacunae, Netz and Gitter | Linien), who inspire and inform each other. The serial aspect of the drawing complexes is an important feature of Hinsberg's working approach. Katharina Hinsberg's works have an explosive character, as they break with one's familiar conception of the medium of drawing, as something that remains on the surface. Katharina Hinsberg works instead with the line, which she cuts, thus transporting it from the two-dimensional plane to the three-dimensional plane. Hinsberg applies lines on white paper using Indian ink, graphite or colored pencil, and then works the paper with a scalpel and knife. With great concentration, she releases tiny areas of the support, skeletons and creates linear structures from what is actually a pure white surface, pushing the boundaries of the viewer's perception. Through this transformation process, the drawn line becomes a cut line. In a time-consuming process, Hinsberg explores the breadth of support, material and line. However, it is always the independent play of lines and their positioning between drawing and space that sets the tone.