Katrin Koskaru Katrin Koskaru
My practice is about space, landscape, cityscape and atmosphere within it. Architecture is sign of power and I like to use architecture or its ruins as a tool to understand the space and its history. I’m particularly interested in military space. I like to trace back the past and see how it connects to now.
The subject matter is very complex and almost overwhelming and I verge between abstraction and representation. The starting point is not abstraction itself but rather architecture. It’s fascinating for me that painting retains its conventionality no matter how serious topic it tries to process. To me painting is a part of mark making and information processing. Soviet avant-garde architecture and aesthetic of Bauhaus school are all part of my influences.