Katre

The Völklingen Ironworks flooded in red light
Copyright: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte | Oliver Dietze

Katre

Katre
Copyright: Katre

Born in 1977 geboren in Paris, France
Lives and works in Paris, France

 

Website: www.katre.fr

Exhibitions

Werke

Industrial Energy

Katre Roechling aussen 2

Katre Roechling aussen 2
Copyright: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte / Karl Heinrich Veith

Date

2022, in situ

Dimensions

je 175 x 210 cm / 175 x 175 cm

Material

Acrylic, paper, wood

Description

Katre bases his work on photographs from disused urban-industrial buildings. He usually then overlays these with abstract energy-related elements derived from the formal language of graffiti letters. He varies this theme in different techniques and genres such as mural painting, printmaking, installation and real graffiti interventions in vacant lots and industrial ruins: “I feel good in abandoned factories! They are my studio, my laboratory where I find inspiration, and the center of my work.” On the one hand, his painted or sculptural wedges and arrows suggest energies that transcend visible structures; on the other, they still function as the writer’s stylistic trademark. Everybody’s got their own arrow! In on-site installations such as Industrial Energy in the abandoned administration and bank building in Völklingen's Rathausstrasse, neon tubes dynamically placed in the space assume a suggestive compositional function. Painting has disappeared from Katre’s equation here.


Ohne Titel

Lek  u Sowat Erzhalle

Lek u Sowat Erzhalle
Copyright: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte / Karl Heinrich Veith

Date

2022, in situ

Dimensions

2,1 x 4 m

Material

Acrylic, glass

Ohne Titel

Lek Sowat Steuerhaus

Lek Sowat Steuerhaus
Copyright: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte / Jeanette Dittmar

Date

2022, in situ

Dimensions

1,2 x 3,5 m

Material

Acrylic, glass

Ohne Titel

Lek  u Sowat Erzhalle

Lek u Sowat Erzhalle
Copyright: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte / Karl Heinrich Veith

Date

2022, in situ

Dimensions

2,1 x 4 m

Material

Acrylfarbe, Glas