Inspired by nature, science and history I am currently exploring ice, great expeditions and sky to gain an understanding for the world. The power and beauty of nature at its wildest and most uncontrollable state continue to fascinate mankind, stories are told, experiments made as we challenge this capacity.
I research ice and sky as symbolic matter representing utopia, hope, future, strength and greatness creating an illusion of perfection in media and commercial society, being presented to us in a utopian context whereas in reality nature as we know it is breaking free.
The hail-series Lineup, World Champion Formation and Aurora, raise questions about man versus nature.
The hail stones in these drawings are natural size, from all over the world between the year 1900 and 2005. Some have detailed information about weight and size, others are based on stories and myths. The hail drawings bring us to awareness of the potential danger of nature and also mankind eager to control this unpredictable force. Hail causes nearly one billion dollars (US) in damage to property and crops annually and is the number one reason for weather modification substantially sponsored by insurance companies.
The line-series is shot during a moment called magic hour. This moment appears before and after sunrise and sunset, at which time a specific photographic effect is achieved with the quality of the light. The moment is frequently used in commercial purpose such as marketing of cities through their skylines. The sky contributes with its dramatic color and enhance the contour of the city. Erasing the image from information I leave only a light trace. The line-series comment on aesthetic and spectacular appearance in modern society by disassemble its visual impact.
I see my photographic work as drawing performances where my presence is represented by a line of light. For me, both photography and drawing is a physical act, emphasizing an emotion, using pencil on paper or light on photo plate.
Artist Bio / CV
CV - Catrin Andersson
Live and work in Malmö, Sweden. Born 1974
1999-2002 BA Honors in Photography, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
Spring 2001 Media Art Program, Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver. Canada
2008 KunstPause Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norge.
WALK THE LINE, Galleri Spegeln, Malmö. Sweden.
BLANK, Krognoshuset, Konstföreningen AURA, Lund, Sweden.
2007 Galleri S:t Gertrud, Photograph biennale, Malmö, Sweden.
2006 Konstfrämjandet Skåne. Sweden.
NEW PARTS, Multiteket, Helsingborg, Sweden.
Galleri Pictura, HEAVEN and HAIL, Lund, Sweden.
JUST SKY, Svalöv, Konstfrämjandet Skåne. Sweden.
2005 Scenarios of the Suture, AIAV, Akiyoshidai, Japan.
2004 PROSPEKT, Galleri Format, Malmö, Sweden.
1998 STODER, Munkedal. Sweden.
Do Touch, Gerlesborg school of Art’s gallery, Sweden.
2008 NADA Artfair, Miami, USA.
ArtCopenhagen-08, Copenhagen, DK.
UNKNOWN LAND, Elastic, Malmö, Sweden.
Tracing Love 24/7 at Magacine Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia.
MACO Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico.
2007 NADA Artfair with ELASTIC, Miami, USA.
Art Copenhagen07, ELASTIC, Copenhagen, Denmark.
...WHERESDOPWERGOEFROMEHERE..., with SPREE at BotnikStudio, Gerlesborg, Sweden.
2006 Lilith by Night Delux, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, performance event, Studio Lilith, Sweden
Lilith by Night, Studio Lilith, Malmö, Sweden
2005 STAGE, Lilith by Night, Malmö, Sweden
PUBLIKATION(pages) First edition, JUST SKY, Lund Art Hall, Lund, Sweden
2004 FIRST STOP-SPREE, CC, Malmö, Sweden
GallerinattsNATTEN, CC, Malmö, Sweden
2003 ARTfutures 2003, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
Young Contemporary Art 2003, Copenhagen, Denmark
Stockholm ArtFair 2003, Stockholm, Sweden
Signal, group show, Malmö, Sweden
2002 Degree Show 2002, photography and video art, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
Group show-Loch Gelly, photography, Loch Gelly City hall, Scotland