The countdown to the German Contemporary exhibition is now nearly finished. The scholarship was founded in 2004, and in this first year it was awarded to administrators Viktoria Schäfer from Kunststation Kleinsassen and Kjell Cederberg from Studiefrämjandet Uppsala. In the following year 2005 Marion Feld, VHS Landkreis Fulda, also an administrator was chosen by Kunststation Kleinsassen.
The swedish scholarship holder 2005 Katrina Loelv, was actually the first artist to recieve the scholarship.
The following text and the photo of the artist are taken from Katrina Loelvs homepage www.katrinaloelv.se
”I work with painting, often in mixed media, collage and video.
Part of the fascination in various materials are related to their purely tactile qualities, the feeling of mat or lustrous surfaces, semi-transparent or solid materials. Contrasts and tension effects that are embedded in the material of my works.
Some years ago I started to examine the possibilities of video with an idea to create, what I call “ video paintings”, in this media. In the moving picture you are present in the intersection of the more constant and the changing where time and space can be depicted with greater clarity. I am inspired by the alteration and development everything passes through. With this follows a curiosity for the internal changes I as a living, sentient creature constantly experience. As an artist I aim to spend where this process is taking place, that is in the area separating the external reality from the internal. This space conceal a powerful, magic force which attracts me and I want to listen and communicate this in my art.”