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This website features the work of Karin Wach, a German-born artist, writer and psychoanalytic psychotherapist living and working in England. Her work is concerned with loss, memory and transformation. For example, in three major bodies of work it engages with the changes occurring along the Thames through the “transformation of snapshot into medium into painting”. Individual artworks and installations explore other media and concerns.

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Bermondsey Artists 35th Anniversary Exhibition RE

The exhibition will run from 6 October to 3 November 2019 at the Lake Gallery, Southwark Park, London.

 Gallery Opening times: Thurs – Sun, 11am – 5pm (4pm in Nov)

The Private View will be on 6 October 2019 from 15:00 to 18:00.  

The exhibition brings together work by over 50 local artists. Some of the works go back to the early years of the group’s existence; some are from the artists’ current practice. Each of the works has been selected by the artist to reflect upon their membership of the BAG and how their practice has developed during that period:  reconsidering, reconstructing and reinventing.

Karin will be putting one work into this exhibition.


Background to this work:

Kings’ Stairs Garden in Rotherhithe was beautifully landscaped with a retaining wall of sawn- off tree trunks running alongside Fulford Street. This street leads directly to the river Thames. Time passed and by and by some of the tree trunks were vandalized: fire was set to them – hence the dark charcoal-black look. Here are the urban opposites: creativity to enhance the urban environment and actions to deface and destroy and yet through the later daubing of luminous blue paint creating, by default, something oddly beautiful. She has tried to capture this process as well as referencing the Thames foreshore at Bermondsey.

In the Eye of the Beholder
Multiples of one photograph on sprayed MDF board
w 85 cm x h 116 cm
Framed under glass

This work has been previously exhibited in the South London Women Artists’ show What is Urban? at the Brixton East Gallery in 2015.

Here is a link to an article in The Weekender


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