Amsterdam Trail // Katinka Lampe

AMSTERDAM TRAIL // This coming weekend, from Friday May 5 to Sunday May 7, The Amsterdam Trail will take place. The Trail follows a walking route across 15 galleries, combining contemporary art and tribal art. We will be displaying a number of objects from all over the world, alongside Katinka Lampe’s exhibition ‘In Times of Bigotry.

Lampe’s paintings are highly aesthetic, technically skilled, and simultaneously convey a sense of mystery. They often contain a surprising element, or a subtle imperfection, which may unhinge the viewer. ‘In Times of Bigotry’ shows the exciting developments in Katinka Lampe’s ouevre.

With this trail, ethnographic works are presented in a new and exciting setting. We hope to welcome you this weekend.

Special opening hours during Amsterdam Trail:

Friday 5 May: 12.00 – 18.00 
Saturday 6 May: 12.00 – 18.00 
Sunday 7 May: 12.00 – 18.00

ABOUT Katinka Lampe

Born in 1963 in Tilburg, NL
Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL

Katinka Lampe traverses the realms of figurative, expressionist, and abstract painting in her soft, yet uncanny, portraits. Her works, though imbued with a sense of realism, are not meant to represent those that they depict. Resemblance is not the defining characteristic of these pieces. Instead, the artist sees the figures as visual impressions that, once transformed by her gaze, become representative of larger themes within society, rather than the individual.

Lampe often uses accessories loaded with connotation to provoke loose characterizations of theme and mood. The imposed roles played by her models, their poses, expressions, and their way of being dressed, mostly copied from magazines, the internet or old master paintings, obscure their personality and provoke deeper and subjective meaning in the minds of the viewers. Through these juxtapositions the artist explores important societal themes relating to identity, aging, color, and the ever-growing dependence on media.

Katinka Lampe is an artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She received her degree from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally in a variety of galleries, museums, and prominent art fairs such as Museum Arnhem, Arnhem,NL: Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, NL; Singer Museum, Laren, NL, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, NL ; Untitled Art San Francisco, USA and Untitled, Art, Miami Beach, USA. Her work is included in the collections of 21C Museum Hotels, USA; West Sun Capital Collection, Montreal,CA: Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL; APMA, AmorePacific Museum of Art Seoul, KR; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, NL; C.N.A.P Centre National des Arts Plastique, Paris, FR; Museum More, Gorssel, NL; Schunck*, Heerlen, NL; Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam,Nl; De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL; ING Collection, Amsterdam, NL; Art Curial, Paris, FR; Frisseras Museum Athens, GR, and Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection.

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