« Her raw images occupy a space of perception still unemployed »
Cat Soubbotnik starts photography with Swedish photographer Hans Gedda, her husband.
Through photography, she discovers discipline, the figurative representation, a precise technique, a creation submitted to a fixed quota. When leaving Sweden and Hans, she chooses to follow the common paths of photography in order to show us how to perceive reality differently.
As an artist who did not follow conventions and a traditional career, Cat Soubbotnik captures the invisible, the abstract forms of our surroundings : the materiality, the essence of the world. Today, she has permanent residences in Switzerland, London, and Berlin where she exhibits regularly. Present in numerous private European collections and after all in Swiss and Swedish collections, she is represented in London and Paris.
My research – my sources of inspiration:
I am fascinated by the materiality in photography, as there is no. How to deal with ? How to paint with ones camera ? The « smoothness » of the proof did not satisfy me any more. The raw materiality, disassembled, which changes from one condition to another
My inspiration, nourished by the work of painters like Kiefer, Bacon, Freud, G. Richter leaves its marks The collages of the artists of the 1920, Bellmer, Brancusi’s sculptures, the tenderness or the roughness of a stone. My works allow me to tell a story, to express even social critics, to work reality in an abstract way.
|2014 dec. – 2015 jan.||Soft spaces, project room Rue Sans Fraise, Paris, solo show|
|2014 sept||Vincenza, the art box, group show|
|2014 june||Palazzo Albrizzi, Venise, Pixels of identities, group show, biennale of architecture|
|2014 mars||Galerie des Galeries, Nice, group show|
|2014 january||Debut Contemporary, Notthinghill, solo show|
|2014 january||Galerie des Galeries, Nice, group show|
|2013 September||Cosy Season, Zurich, group show|
|2013 juillet||Galerie des Galeries, Nice, group show|
|2013 mai||Arles, FEPN|
|2012 november||Mois de la Photo, Paris : Hybrides, gallery RSF|
|2012 august||Thermes-Sextius, Aix en Provence, group exhibition|
|2012 march-june||Dallan, Hainan, China, Group exhibition|
|2012 janvier||gallery RSF, Paris, solo exhibition|
|2011 october||Berliner Liste, Berlin, group exhibition|
|2011 march||La Bellevilloise, Paris, group exhibition|
|2009||« And God created Man » Book and exhibition project, Publisher : Modernista, Stockholm, Sweden|
|2007||Group exhibition « Norbotten Salong » , Lulleo, Sweden|
|2006||Solo exhibition « Light paintings » at Maison Fusier, Ferney-Voltaire, France|
|2002||« Metamorphosis » at the National Library, Copenhagen, Danemark|
|2001||« Metamorphosis » at the Cultural Museum (Kulturhuset), Stockholm, Sweden|