Katrein Breukers’s practice consists mostly of combining techniques and research of different materials, including ceramics, textile and daily objects. Some of her ornaments seem to take shape merely by chance. In her recent work she turned to elevating ‘crafts and decoration’, which historically have been associated with femininity and amateur hobbyists, to the status of fine art. These ‘camp’ ceramic roses are organically shaped around her sculptures. Breukers likes to think that one can read the thorny twigs like floriography. This ‘language of the flowers’ dates back to Victorian times, when it allowed people to express feelings that people otherwise felt they could not express.
Katrein Breukers, Walk Walk Shoes, 2018
Background Katrein Breukers (1991) lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She graduated from FHK, Tilburg and subsequently did a master’s program in Fine Arts at AKV|St. Joost, Breda. Breukers’ work has been shown in numerous galleries and art spaces like KunstRAI, Amsterdam, Art Rotterdam and NS16 Tilburg. She has been nominated for various prizes; most recently, she won the AG-Kunstprijs 2017.
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Wearing Watching (2018)
58 x 50 x 3 cm
Walk Walk Shoes (2018)
Aldi Tas (2018)
38 x 26 x 22 cm