Skulpturenpark Köln

KölnSkulptur #6
Participating artists
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Katinka Bock
Katinka Bock
WIR, 2011
unfired clay, ceramic

Owned by the artist
Courtesy Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe/Berlin
represented at KölnSkulptur 6

Katinka Bock’s work adopts, on the one hand, the size of the stone base already found here and, on the other, the theme of a reclining figure that she arranges on it. Several layers of clay sheets related to the scale of the base seem like an attempt to cover over and hide something, as if someone had fallen asleep there. But it is actually a stratum of flat surfaces that conceal the layers underneath.


These unfired terracotta components are to be exposed to the weather the whole summer long. At a point in time still to be determined by the artist, the sculpture will have a kiln built around it that will transform the piece into a ceramic work. The sculpture will then be a composition of both artistic precision and of the random process of erosion.


In a tree next to the sculpture, single clay elements are stacked up parallel to the tree trunk; a further element serves as the sculpture’s model up to the time it is fired. The title WIR alludes to the three-part installation, which seeks to verbally express the common bond between the parts.


Katinka Bock lives and works in Paris.