Kathrin Graf and Bettina Marx
Kunsthaus Eurode, Herzogenrath, 2019
A connecting element between the sculptures of Kathrin Graf and the paintings of Bettina Marx is their interest in textures and surfaces. Although at first glance the surface is associated with superficiality and artificiality, on closer inspection it turns out to be a huge, complex field. The surface is a membrane that hides, that holds the unexpected and that connects to the inside and outside. It deals with the unspoken, is transformable and changeable because it is not separated from the environment. It is a membrane that is connected to the preconscious physical knowledge and experience that is greater than that of consciousness.