Katharina Filist

Biomorphic hybrid
monotype, 2015


Monotype is an old graphic process in which a single print is produced from a drawing freshly applied to a flat surface. In this manner, it connects painting and printmaking. I have worked with monotype for a long time, as it offers an enormous variety of possibilities for expression and in its production process, it continues to generate new worlds. That each of them is a unique work can be tangibly felt when viewing. The method allows itself to be employed in many different ways and it is an artistic secret, how the particular image effects are created. In my monotypes illustrative details and the reactions of the material are visibly layered. Lines and coloured shades gain an unusual presence. They produce less of a depiction, instead creating their own reality. The production of the monotypes reminds me of the old saga of the world, which is made of a single drop of water. Finally it is an inner world, which comes to the fore. Inner images which come from pictures in the world and our own feelings, our hopes, worries, wishes and fears put together. They draw on a hidden reservoir of ideas and experiences and give them life. Water, ink, paper… the ingredients are simple, but they lead to a many-faceted picturesque spaces in which motifs from nature and an original, abstract materiality are superimposed.



5-7 July 2014 Group exhibition
“German-Japanese Cultural Exchange”. Kamakura Performing Arts Center, Kamakura, Japan.

21 – 31 March 2014 Group exhibition
“German-Japanese Cultural Exchange”, Neues Rathaus Teltow, Teltow, Germany.

27 September 2013 Exhibition
“Night Air has the strangest flavor” Pop-up Art Gallery, Berlin.

18 May 2013 Exhibition
“Another Side of Russian Berlin” Fridrichstrasse 176

4 December 2011 Personal Monotype exhibition, Friedrichstrasse 176-179, Berlin

July 2010 Monotype Exhibition in Eutin,Schleswig-Holstein/ Germany

2005 “Art-vacancies” festival-exhibition in Minsk / Belarus

2003 International Planar „Sztuka nie zna granic“ in Biała Podlaska, Poland


September 2004 – July 2009 study of Fine Art at the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts in Minsk / Belarus

July 2009 Diploma of Fine Art

Since Oktober 2012 study at the Art Academy Berlin-Weissensee, Department textile and surface design