1963 · Netherlands
Though working entirely in portraiture, Katinka Lampe’s work aims to omit the personal aspects of both her sitter and herself. Lampe’s pieces intentionally ignore individual characteristics of her models, yet they remain deeply personal and visually striking. Additionally, she aims to paint herself out of her paintings, never titling or signing a single work, so as to enable her audience to associate freely. Attempting to balance content and paint, realism and abstraction, Lampe’s portraits create tension and invoke the feeling of movement.
Born in 1963 in the Netherlands, Katinka Lampe lives and works in Rotterdam today. She attended the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost’s in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands from 1983 to 1988.
Lampe’s work can be found in numerous collections around the world including the Museum 21C, Louisville; Salon Dahlmann, Berlin; C.N.A.P Centre National des Arts Plastique, Paris; De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam; Amore Pacific Museum of Art, Seoul; and Museum van Loon, Amsterdam. She has exhibited widely in solo and group shows throughout Europe and the United States.