Kathrin Longhurst

Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

"Propaganda is all around us. It's not specific to a period of time, a country or a regime … it's everywhere."

Kathrin Longhurst grew up in Communist East Germany, where she started taking life-drawing classes at age 14. Growing up in East Berlin 'behind the iron curtain', Longhurst's access to glamour was strictly limited. She longed for "pretty dresses and pretty things".  Her paintings recall this love of luxuries formerly forbidden, while her female figures challenge varying definitions of feminism through their combination of strength and desirability.

Longhurst has been a full-time artist since 2003. Her work is strongly influenced by Socialist realism and Communist propaganda art. She spent a decade in Scandinavia visiting galleries in Denmark and Sweden as well as a year in Belgium, where her work gained its Art Nouveau influences.

Longhurst is actively involved with Portrait Artists Australia, Australia’s largest industry association for professional portraitists.


Kathrin Longhust creating her body of work "Forging of a Human Spirit", exhibited by Charter Hall and Nanda\Hobbs at 1 Martin Place, March 2017.

\ Artworks

Acceptance

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 122x92cm framed

SOLD

Anticipation

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 122x92cm framed

SOLD

Fearless

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 122x92cm framed

Fighter

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 122x92cm framed

SOLD

Float Like a Butterfly

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 180x180cm

Little Rebel I

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 122x92cm

Little Rebel II

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 122x92cm

Pilot Girl Revisited IX

2017 \ Oil on linen \ 92x92cm

HOLD

Regret

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 122x92cm framed

The Force That Rises From a Trembling Earth

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 180x180cm

\ Exhibitions featuring Kathrin Longhurst

Summer Exhibition

Group Exhibition

6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

Kathrin Longhurst

Fading History

18 February — 4 March 2016

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

Kathrin Longhurst

Heroes and Villains

20 November — 4 December 2014

Kathrin Longhurst

Children of the Revolution

2 May — 17 May 2013

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