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Kerstin Kary has transferred the genre of court drawing to that of concert portraits.
But instead of the leaden atmosphere of the courtrooms she captures the dynamic tension on the stages of the clubs and concert halls in graphite. The stage is Kerstin Kary’s diorama, in which musicians, instruments and light are constantly re-formed. Thus the drawings put the sound into the picture, they celebrate the music. Henryk Gericke
The drawing project began in September 2014, since then every concert attended has been recorded on paper. Meanwhile over 200 performances have been captured. The list of artists includeds among other: Goat, Diät, Einstürzende Neubauten, Curtis Harding, FKA Twigs, Kate Tempest, Ariel Pink, Nick Cave, Molly Nilsson, Swans, Suicide, Savages, Lambert, Interpol, Nils Frahm, Massive Attack, Viagra Boys, Zola Jesus, Cigarettes after Sex, David Byrne and US Girls. So far the drawings were published directly* after on Instagram to give the artwork the momentum of a photograph. From now on the story will continue here.
*or as soon as possible
US Girls, 16112018, Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
Briefly about the artist
Kerstin Kary is a visual artist who has always been inspired by music, song lyrics or concerts for her work in various projects – be it costume design, textile printing or installations. After completing her studies in costume and fashion design at HAW Hamburg, she studied fine arts at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand with a focus on painting. Music,like a red thread, runs through various projects. These include Shadowplay (Wellington 2009), On the Wall (Wellington 2010), a visual mixtape (2014 & 2017), drawings for Depeche Mode (Video Compilation 2017) and the artwork for the Berlin band Wichswut. Currently I’m working with Eskil Simonsson of Covenant. For the time being, stuck in Berlin.