"My pictures are reports from deep inside. They usually come into being when some reality meteorite crashes into my own universe ..."
„My pictures are reports from deep inside. They usually come into being when some reality meteorite crashes into my own universe. But there’s also an enormous space in here where I stow things away. It’s full of visions, stories, daydreams, nightmares. They’re waiting to be revealed, to be made visual. Like shadowy fishes swimming past the back of my eyes. Sometimes I manage to catch one.
I’m a junky: my addiction is to colour and shape.“
Katrin Alvarez was born in Güstrow (Mecklenburg). She is a studied lawyer, spent two years as a volunteer journalist and published satirical poems and a novel.
Katrin Alvarez exhibited in Israel, Switzerland, Canada, Italy, Austria, France and in the United States. 2007 Alvarez won the Allan Edwards Award of the Federation of Canadian Painters (SFCA) in Vancouver. 2011 one of Alvarez's paintings was chosen to hang in the „Phantasten Museum Wien“ (New Fantastic Art Museum in Vienna). 2012 Alvarez was awarded the Grande Médaille d'Or M.C.A. Cannes-Azur (Le Monde de la Culture et des Arts) and the Leonardo Prize (Painting) at the Chianciano Art Award 2012.
„Katrin Alvarez' paintings do not try to explain, educate or teach, “German psychiatrist Dr. Gosciniak stated in an essay, „neither do they carry a mission. They do however embed themselves deeply in anyone who gets attracted to them. They are like a stone cast into a lake. The ripples felt by the individual may expand the horizon of feelings and dreams, clearing memories from debris, thus opening a new way to find one's deeper and inner self.“