Honest Statements by a Student of Katharina Grosse

Interview with artist Carolin Israel 

The following interview was conducted by Ruth Polleit Riechert, founder of the art advisory business and online gallery RPR ART, and published on the art platform and onlinemagazine KUNSTBAR which is an art project by our contributor and Artland Voice Christoph Blank.

I met Carolin Israel the first time at the show of graduate students at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2016. She had only very few pictures displayed, however, I was immediately fascinated by her distinctive style. Discover her art, enjoy her pictures, and read my interview with her in which she explains all you need to know about her art. Carolin and I met again in Frankfurt in April 2017. This resulted in a new interview which can be read below.

Carolin Israel, Homer, 2016

Carolin, when did you start working as an artist and why?
When I have been asked about my future profession back in Kindergarten, I used to say that I want to be an artist, even though I didn’t know what it meant yet. But ever since it has been the path that I felt most comfortable with and worth trying.

After my A levels, I was accepted at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, and I found art as the base as my daily doings and as a journey for the personality as well. But more than this I always have the feeling that I’m working and making progress on something bigger that wants to be discovered.

After graduating it gets way tougher than in the relatively comfortable setting of the academy. I was lucky to have a scholarship in Wittenberg and the next year in Plettenberg, which brought me to the art sphere of institutional educated artists, where I learned a lot and concentrated full time on developing my works. These works (of more concentration) had a high influence in finding my base in the art scene as well. The scholarship allowed me to explore the cities of North Rhine-Westphalia, and as a result, I was able to study in Katharina Grosse’s class at the Art Academy of Düsseldorf and…

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