ATIM TOP 60 MASTERS presents KATRIN ALVAREZ

ATIM TOP 60 MASTERS presents KATRIN ALVAREZ

2019 // by Yadira Roman

ATIM´s TOP Top 15 Editor Picks presents KATRIN ALVAREZ German painter Katrin Alvarez exhibits an exciting blend of expressionism and surrealism. Her striking often thought-provoking subjects, rendered in vivid colors and precise brush strokes, evoke dream imagery and defy natural interpretation. A raw voice in contemporary art, Alvarez' success roots to her methodical approach to painting, creating her surreal, oneiric and many times dystopic artworks that promote many conceptual...

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ATIM´s Top 60 Cover Story Katrin Alvarez

ATIM´s Top 60 Cover Story Katrin Alvarez

2017 // by Viviana Puello

The impacting image on the back cover of this issue is a masterpiece by award- winning artist Katrin Alvarez. “The Power Of Thought” was also published in the interior pages of the ATIM Top 60 Masters 2017, our annual publication that compiles sixty of the most recognized master artists in the internationalartscene. ArtTourInternationalwas proud to present the award “Premio Alla Carriera” to master artist Katrin Alvarez, in recognition for a very successful career, and...

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The virtual museum

The virtual museum

2017 // Katrin Alvarez in the Holo Art Museum

HoloArtWolrd presents exclusively videos from the museum that exhibits Katrin Alvarez´s paintings.   

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ATIM TOP 60 MASTERS presents KATRIN ALVAREZ

ATIM TOP 60 MASTERS presents KATRIN ALVAREZ

2016 // Viviana Puello

Katrin Alvarez is a high-profile artist known for her compelling paintings that represent the complexity of human situations. Alvarez started as a journalist, going in-depth into the writing profession, but along the way she taught herself the art of painting, influenced and inspired by Michelangelo and Brueghel.Alvarez developed a deep relationship with nature and animals starting at a young age — an experience that has influenced her works of art. She discovered her talent when she...

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Palm Art Award - Winsor and Newton Prize 2015

Palm Art Award - Winsor and Newton Prize 2015

2015 // Julika Götte Curator

As part of the Palm Award 2015 Katrin Alvarez received the Winsor & Newton Prize for her works submitted.

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Reflections Of Surrealist Dreams

2015 // by Viviana Puello

People looking at Katrin Alvarez’s artwork would say that her paintings are sometimes troubling, provoking yet soothing, intimate. Technically speaking, they are perfectly balanced compositions created with excellence craftsmanship, a very unique style which makes the work of this artist recognizable to a point, yet not always possible to interpret completely.As stated by the artist, her paintings are “reports from deep inside”, “full of visions, stories, daydreams,...

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Artavita Contest 2015

2015 // Winner 2015 Katrin Alvarez

Katrin Alvarez won the Artavita Contest 2015 and will exhibit 3 works at the ART EXPO in New York from April 23 to April 26 at the Artavita Gallery.

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Palm Art Award 2014

Palm Art Award 2014

2014 // Julika Götte Kuratorin

As part of the Palm Award 2014 Katrin Alvarez received a Merit Award for her works submitted.

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Surreal or Real

2014 // by Victoria Ludwig

“I see myself as a journalist who describes life not in words but in colours and lines. Not only the tremendous beauty of existence but also life’s dark and cruel sides – I try to be open to as many aspects of life as possible and express them in my own visual language," explains Katrin Alvarez-Schlüter.Katrin Alvarez-Schlüter leads us into a world in which the boundary between the real and the surreal becomes blurred. It’s not just that she plays with space...

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Interview mit Ashley Knight

2013 // ARTDISTRICTS Magazine

German artist Katrin Alvarez develops a body of work using a surrealistic language that reveals the conflicts, fears and anxiety of our contemporary society. ARTDISTRICTS had the opportunity to meet her in an interview in which she reveals details about her successful artistic career and the symbolism hidden in her canvases.   By Ashley Knight Ashley Knight - Before starting a career as a painter, you studied law and worked as a journalist. Tell me, when did your interest...

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ATIM’S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2013

2013 // ATIM’S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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With strong strokes of the brush

2010 // Artis Spectrum Magazine - Vol. 24

German artist Katrin Alvarez’s mixed media works are both troubling and engaging, as they combine Salvador Dali’s surreal imagery and the jarring ruptures of Hannah Höch’s Dada collages. Most of Alvarez’s pieces incorporate two- and three-dimensional materials, creating a tension between surface and relief, representation and abstraction. This tension makes her artworks recognizable to a point, yet impossible to interpret completely. This incongruity in...

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Katrin Alvarez

2004 // Artis Spectrum Magazine - Vol. 13

Katrin Alvarez-Schlüter was born in Germany, in the historic town of Güstrow-Mecklenburg. Alvarez-Schlüter began her artistic training at an early age. Demonstrating a broad range of intellectual interests, she pursued studies outside of fine art. Following completion of a law degree, she worked in journalism and pursued her own creative writing. She wrote satirical poems and published "Studentin S," a complex literary psychological portrait.   Alvarez-Schlüter's...

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Encyclopedia of Fantastic Artists

2008 // Encyclopedia of Fantastic Artists

Katrin Alvarez has been included in Gerhard Habarta's "Lexicon of Fantastic Artists". It contains biographies of around a thousand artists, with each entry accompanied by an example of the artist's work. The book is due out at the end of 2008.

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Anomalies Abound in the Art of Katrin Alvarez-Schlüter

2004 // Gallery & Studio

An accomplished writer as well as a painter, Katrin Alvarez has exhibited widely throughout Germany, Switzerland and Israel, She revealed herself to be a dazzling conjurer of intriguing neo-surreal visions in her recent. New York exhibition in the Chelsea venue of Angora Gallery at 530 West 25th Street. Such is Alvarez-Schlüter´s technical facility that she can render her most far-fetched visions remarkably convincing on her oils, mixed media works, and Conte drawings, in which a...

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Art works in small format

1981 // Prisma

Miniatures in gold and silverShe has studied law, learnt journalism from the bottom up, and become an artist. 37-year-old Katrin-Sybille Schlüter loves change and variety. The same goes for her work. It might well be said that the oil paintings by the Mecklenburg-born artist have so far been "not very cheerful", but now she is making waves with a series of richly coloured miniatures."I just felt like creating something aesthetically beautiful, something you can take pleasure in," the...

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Magical – Arab millionaires in a shopping frenzy

1981 // Welt am Sonntag

The less money, the finer the gold … this is proved by Galerie Kunst und Psyche in Cologne (Ebertplatz 9) with its wonderful miniature portraits by painter Katrin-Sybille Schlüter. Her works feature cats, scarabaei, unicorns and other wondrous animals.These pictures, all done in mini-format, radiate dream colours and are framed in precious metal from goldsmiths Horst Völpert of Cologne and Alfred Weber of Gelsenkirchen. Schlüter's work, entitled "Balancing Act on Fears",...

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Balancing act on anxieties and disintegration in exquisite colours

1980 // Neue Westfälische Zeitung

The Bernd R. Kurze Gallery is showing paintings by Katrin-Sybille Schlüter until the end of the month in the mill basement. True to its mission of presenting visitors with expressions of Realism in all its forms, Bernd R. Kurze has introduced us to a Surrealist whose first name fits well: Sybille, Like the mythical prophet, she leaves the observer to solve the riddle of her paintings.The artist makes her own person and her problems the focus of her pictures, as do most of the...

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The Mark of Cain

1978 // Jerusalem Post Magazin

Katrin-Sybille Schlüter and Flösser come from the land of Dürer, Casper David Friedrich and Max Ernst. Their paintings and drawings exemplify a Germanic penchant for realistic exactitude tied to the traditional northern currents of romance, mysticism and symbolism.Schlüter and Flösser resort to surrealist devicses but their pictures lack the starting punch of subconscious contradictions. Collating images from a variety of natural and industrial sources, both artists...

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Art and Psyche

1977 // Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

The combination of medical practice and art exhibitions is not new, but the Lenhards, who are both psychotherapists, are particularly determined and uncompromising in the way they do this. Over the last year the couple have used their "Kunst und Psyche" gallery at Ebertplatz 9 for a project linking art and psyche that is drawing growing interest from visitors. Central to their programme are the Fantasts and Surrealists.This series of shows now includes the 33-year-old painter, lawyer and...

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A treasure-trove for the doctor

1977 // Kölner Rundschau, March

Among Cologne's many private galleries there are a number that engage with Surrealist art, but "Kunst und Psyche" is particularly important and committed. On show in the corridor, waiting room and consulting room of Dr. Lenhard's practice at Ebertplatz 9 are currently around fifty oil paintings by Katrin-Sybille Schlüter.The work displayed by the Lenhards has nothing to do with the artistic efforts of their patients. Dr. Parwin Lenhard, a specialist in psychiatry and neurology, points...

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Change Lobster and Dance

Change Lobster and Dance

1975 // Front Cover for Lilli Palmer´s book

Dear Ms. Alvarez-Schlüter,The publishers of the British version of my book would also like to use your beautiful drawing for the front cover and this time, thank God, in a much more effective way, i.e. without any editing. They will contact you and offer you, of course, the highest price which is paid for a front cover in Great Britain. Perhaps it will please you to know how delighted these publishers are by your drawing.Kindest regards, Lilli Palmer

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Looking for someone who will protect my dreams

1972 // Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

"I'm looking for someone who will protect my dreams," runs the title of one of the pictures by Katrin-Sybille Schlüter, currently exhibiting at the Glaub III gallery. Perhaps these words provide the key to understanding Katrin-Sybille Schlüter's work, while also introducing us to the personality of a painter who doesn't really want to be one.She is still a young artist. Born in 1944 in Güstrow, Mecklenburg, Katrin-Sybille Schlüter holds a degree in law and has worked as a...

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