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Katinka Lampe’s portraitss are not so much representations of real people as symbols. She uses a range of techniques and offsets large, flat areas of color with sometimes minute detail.
In an effort to remove herself from her work, Lampe does not name her paintings. The individual characteristics of her models are mostly hidden. Instead, they are made distinctive with imagined wigs, dress jewelry, and masks. For Lampe, the creative journey is a search for a balance between realism and abstraction.
Her work has been exhibited across Europe.