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Retour de Paris

Huber, Catrin (2001) Retour de Paris. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Huber, Catrin

Huber's initial research into architectural space and the site-specificity of painting, resulted in a solo exhibition. Addressing issues of how to combine installation and the direction of the viewer with autonomous bodies of work, this research explored the representation of space with a range of media and methods and created new forms of audience participation/direction through methods of installation and site-specific use of perspective, as well as creating new forms of abstract space.

Exhibiting paintings on aluminium of abstracted architectural spaces, and works on MDF, which depict anamorphical eyes, Huber combined paintings that demanded very different perspective viewpoints, hence the spectator was invited to walk around and participate in connecting the works. A hybrid of different presentation methods were utilzized alongside an exploration of drawing and perspective, referencing architectural drawings, such as elevations, floor plans and anamorphical images addressing questions of perspective, depiction of space and perception.

Additional Information (Publicly available):

Catrin Huber


Catrin Huber is an artist who regularly exhibits her work nationally and internationally. She has had three solo exhibitions in Germany in the past five years and a catalogue of her work was recently published by ARTWEB24 Kunstraum in Düsseldorf. She works as a visiting lecturer at Wimbledon School of Art in the BA Painting department.

Current Research

Her practice is concerned with an exploration of architectural space - both within painting and with regards to the way in which paintings interact with a given environment. Her work is also a research of the constituents of painting and a practical search for new definitions of what painting can be.

Huber uses architectural elevations, floor plans and maps as inspiration for abstract constructions. She analyses how space is abstracted in architectural drawings and what different methods and materials are used to depict and translate space.

Huber searches for a dialogue with architecture in her work. Consequently the installation and presentation of paintings in a given space is an important aspect of her research, as is the site-specificity of paintings. Here, certain art movements are significant to reflect on, especially artists from the Russian Avant-garde and more recent artists relating to them. In particular she considers El Lissitzky's Proun and Demonstration Rooms to be topical to contemporary art practice.

She also believes the questioning and extending of the paradigms of painting is important. How can artists separate paintings into their constituent parts and reformulate them in space?

For Huber the combination of installation and direction of the viewer with autonomous bodies of work is central to her practice. In composing different series of paintings into homogenous installations, she is creating hybrids of different presentation methods/models.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: 9 May 2001
Funders: County Baden-Wurttemburg
Event Location: Institute Francais, Stuttgart, Germany
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Institut Français, Stuttgart6 August 20015 September 2001
Material/Media: aluminium, mdf, paint, mixed media
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2009 16:39
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2010 15:38
Item ID: 1777
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1777

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