Katja Novitskova filters, assembles and combines formal aspects from technology with those coming from nature and commerce, exploring the idea that art making is essentially as natural as nature itself.
The artist takes for example images of animals found online to produce huge digital prints on aluminum. This way, the photographs originating from National Geographic magazine appear extremely flat, by placing these forms in an exhibition space they become extremely alienating. The animals’ natural habitat has been replaced by that of the exhibition space. Novitskova’s works demonstrate the fact that digitally circulating images receive their own life. No longer representations of nature, the objects represent the images coming alive. The artist will also present three ‘shapeshifters’, a sort of speculative weapons that can be located somewhere between prehistoric times and Mad Max.
Novitskova studied at the Sandberg Institute, the University of Lübeck and the University of Tartu and went to the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.
Katja Novitskova’s work will be on display as part of the exhibition ‘the fluidity aspect’, which runs from the 25th of September until the 5th of October. Find more information about the exhibition here.