Opening Reception: Thursday 10 March, 6 – 8pm
Workplace is delighted to present its first solo exhibition of Dutch painter Katinka Lampe, opening at the gallery’s central London location with a private view on Thursday 10th of March, from 6-8pm.
For Anima Mundi, Lampe presents a new series of paintings in which her subjects are tightly cropped or placed in arresting poses, often revealing just a detailed part of their body. This unorthodox perspective and framing acts as a device that shifts our focus away from the identity of the subject towards formal aspects of painting. By inviting the viewer to see beyond what is represented, Lampe’s uncanny depictions of people become vehicles to explore the masks we wear to fit in, and the challenges of looking past the surface both in paintings and in human relationships. Anima Mundi, as the title suggests, is Lampe’s attempt to represent what transcends physical appearances.