Retour New York-Amsterdam
“There are several studios in Loods 6 on the knsm Island. One of them is the working space of the American artist Karen Birnholz. She calls herself a painter, but most of the objects I see around me, in her studio overlooking the IJ, are sculptures. On further inspection they look more like magnified brushstrokes, those colorful concrete blocks on iron rods, thrusting into the air, as if unconscious of their own mass. Karen works with cement mixed with pigments. Heavy materials that produce heavy works of art, and yet they somehow have a light, airy look about them.”

Sacha de Boer
excerpt from the book  
‘Retour New York-Amsterdam’

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