Artist Member since 2010
125 Works
Germany

Beate Kratt Exhibitions

ANOTHER WAY OF KEEPING A DIARY

20.11.2015 - 31.1.2016

In this international exhibition, the selected artists will reflect, examine and demonstrate through encaustics the ways in which their art-making is a reflection of both inner life and personal history to record what is most meaningful to them through their art.

Artist Statement
These works are the results of my ongoing travels between Germany and Western Australia. They reflect my deep feeling of belonging to Australia. Living at the beach combined with my intense longing to travel into the Australian landscape, the two works depict my journeys from the coastline to the inner desert, from sandy beaches to the red dust.

Longing and Belonging 1
Nine types of different outback sand, all found in their own places and re-embedded in beeswax. These traces of my journey into the red interior of Western Australia – the rusty wire frame found at a homestead - are the result of my desire to be connected with the timelessness and the energy of this ancient landscape.

Longing and Belonging 2
Nine types of sand from different beaches embedded in beeswax and framed with a rusty wire found on an empty block. My home beach in Western Australia surrounded by eight distinct memories of endless beaches. A landscape open and wide, strong and ancient reverberating like the outback, but through colour and light creating a totally different appearance.

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The theme of ANOTHER WAY OF KEEPING A DIARY is based on Picasso´s statement that `painting is another way of keeping a diary´.
Juror is David Limrite and the exhibition is curated from Lola Baltzell und Flo Bartell, sowie Ruta Saliklis.

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) is located in the university city of San Luis de Obispo, California, and is the hub of the California Central Coast art community.

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010Broad Street
San Luis de Obispo, CA 93401

"LONGING AND BELONGING"