Book Launch: Do You Like Me Now? by Katinka Lampe

Date: Sunday 12 December
Time Slot 1: 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Time Slot 2: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Location: Westplein 9-B | 3016 BM | Rotterdam

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RSVP | Book Launch

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of Katinka Lampe’s new book: Do You Like Me Now? at Roof-A. The book launch will take place on the 12th of December between 2:30 and 5:00 PM. Due to the current pandemic situation we have decided to split the event into two time slots, the first one from 2:30 till 3:30 PM and the second one from 4:00 till 5:00 PM. Reserve your time slot here.

Do You Like Me Now?

Katinka Lampe’s new book Do You Like Me Now? presents a survey of the artist’s work from the last 20 years. The book includes about hundred images of Lampe’s paintings and includes texts written by Lucette ter Borg, Arielle Kliffer, Anne van der Zwaag, Hester Alberdingk Thijm, Azu Nwagbogu, and Ron Mandos. The book presents a wonderful range of impressions and perspectives on the work of Katinka Lampe.

The Book Launch

The launch of Do You Like Me Now? will take place at ROOF-A, a brand-new cultural venture in Rotterdam, focused on connecting people and culture. They seek to make borders more flexible and open doors with and between artists, museums, galleries, companies, and individuals. Katinka Lampe’s book similarly connects worlds, powers and stories. During the book launch, Lobke Broos, the initiator of Roof-A, Ron Mandos and Katinka Lampe will give a short introduction about ROOF-A, Lampe’s works and her new book. The event will be concluded by a special dance performance.

ABOUT Katinka Lampe

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.

Katinka Lampe was born in 1963 in Tilburg, NL
She lives and works in Rotterdam, NL