Katja Farin

Region: Pacific Coast

Website: https://www.katjafarin.com/

City / State: Los Angeles, CA

 The work attempts to explain relationships and their complexities. I paint alternate realities similar to ours to explain the emotional content of connection, dysphoria, euphoria, isolation, and collective consciousness. The paintings are bright, layered, and illustrative of our contemporary moment. The figures are anonymous, masked, and introspective. The characters are injected with a feeling of purgatory and precarity. Surfaces sustain this mode of creation, layered, scratchy, flat, glossy, and unpredictable. The paintings embody the “grammatical iterative (and often inexplicable) gestures, poses, and movements to make up the relational self.”