Since the middle of the 1990s, Katharina Hinsberg has addressed in her works the question of what drawing can be so that it is never, as an artistic medium, a mere means to an end. It follows that her drawings are not about arranging something in advance. On the contrary, they develop their own aesthetic and conceptual qualities within the scope of their autonomy. Transformative capacity plays an important role in the process of Hinsberg’s deconstruction of drawing. The following questions may serve as starting points for the artistic work: How does a line arise? Where does it begin? Where does it end? In keeping with the notion of drawing as a medium of artistic searching, experimenting, researching and discovering, Hinsberg’s drawings always point to what is beyond the demonstratively manifest. In the words of Hinsberg, “It is the attempt to render >something< exactly: I can give my view, point by point, a virtually exact correspondence: here, there and there again. Between these are interim spaces or intervals, which are now seen by the eye, in continual movement, as uninterrupted. On a dotted line, which is essentially not a line, but a concatenation of individual units, this movement remains accessible. Pause.“ (2006)
Born in Karlsruhe in 1967, Katharina Hinsberg lives and works at the Rocket Station Hombroich.