KATARINA REUTERPaintings 9.4.2011 – 1.5.2011
Artist Katarina Reuter's paintings are depictions of nature and landscapes based on either landscape elements or the natural sciences. In her paintings Reuter has depicted both rugged mountain scenery and the world of single-celled organisms. The main subject of her finely detailed paintings and drawings is the northern landscape: the sea, sunsets, starry skies, mountains and flowers.
In her latest exhibition too, Reuter presents beautiful and highly charged paintings and drawings of flowers and the mysterious world of micro-organisms. Instead of distant mountains and oceans, however, she has focused recently on painting the lakes of her familiar living environment. For the past two years she has captured the scenes from her countryside studio window in a series of Indian ink sketches.
In both years she has described the same scene on the same day over six winter months. In her black and white drawings based on direct natural observations she captures the different landscapes, weather conditions and light variations in different years. In this exhibition the most mundane scenes are accompanied by paintings in which the wonder and richness of nature appear as archetypes- or as mind- and soulscapes.