Kathrin Longhurst

Born 1971, East Berlin
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.

Kathrin Longhurst is a finalist in the 2018 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery NSW - View Here

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\ Artworks

Anticipation

2015 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 122x92cm framed

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Baltic Holiday

2020 \ Oil on composite aluminium \ 76 x 61cm

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Battle Ready

2021 \ Oil on linen \ 121 x 121cm

Berlin 61

2021 \ Oil on composite aluminium \ 76 x 61cm

Freiluft

2021 \ Oil on composite aluminium \ 76 x 61cm

Group Leader

2020 \ Oil on composite aluminium \ 76 x 61cm

Hypnotise

2019 \ Oil on board \ 50cm diameter

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Liberation

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 90 x 90cm

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Life is a highway

2020 \ Oil on linen \ 183 x 183cm

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Meluxine 7

2013 \ Pencil on paper \ 100x78.5cm framed

No Witness

2019 \ Oil on board \ 50cm diameter

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Nothing can stop us now

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 90 x 90cm

Observations from Space

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 180 x 180cm

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Ode to Feminism

2018 \ Oil on canvas / Triptych \ 180 x 540cm

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Postcard from the Battlefield III

2016 \ Oil on linen \ 120 x 90cm

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Sing Mit

2021 \ Oil on composite aluminium \ 76 x 61cm

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Tell Me a Story

2019 \ Oil on board \ 50cm diameter

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The Protagonist

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 90 x 90cm

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Trabant

2020 \ Oil on composite aluminium \ 76 x 61cm

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Under the armour

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 90 x 90cm

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Vehemence

2016 \ Mixed media on canvas \ 90x120cm

When all else Fades

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 180 x 180cm

With Every Heartbeat

2019 \ Oil on board \ 50cm diameter

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\ News

News

2021 Archibald & Wynne Prize... Six finalists. A Packing Room Prize winner.

2 June 2021

Six Nanda\Hobbs artists selected as finalists in the 2021 Archibald and Wynne Prizes with Kathrin Longhurst winning the Packing Room Prize.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Kathrin Longhurst

Kathrin Longhurst

Indoctrinated

13 May — 22 May 2021

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021

SUMMER SALON

Group Exhibition

16 December 2020 — 16 January 2021

Kathrin Longhurst

Flights of Fancy

25 July — 10 August 2019

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Kathrin Longhurst

PROTAGONIST

14 June — 30 June 2018

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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