(b. 1960 Germany)
Cathrine Edlinger-Kunze was born in Germany and moved to the
United States in 1994. She comes from generations of painters,
crediting her father for inspiring her love of painting.
“Sitting side by side, with my father, I learned very early what
painting meant to me, and it became a special bond to my father
Edlinger-Kunze studied art in school, drawing and painting from
life. In 1986 she graduated with a Masters in Graphic Design
from Fach Hochschule fur Grafik-Design in Germany. She devotes
most of her time to sketching and painting the figure,
explaining “the human face and body always fascinated me….the
body is the perfection of form, movement and nature.” Much of
the artist’s recent subject matter revolves around performers
and dancers, recalling the delicacy of Degas’ ballerina’s and
the quietude of Picasso’s saltimbanques. Moving around a lot has
influenced the artist’s feelings of home, finding the right
place, finding “home” inside yourself. She relates to the free
spirit of performers, moving from town to town, taking their
sense of “home” with them.
Cathrine’s paintings have a subtle elegance and quiet depth.
The work simmers with brilliance and lingers with the viewer
long after. Her artwork starts with her stepping into the
studio, starting a painting with abstract brushwork, intuitively
a figure starts to develop, the subject starts to emerge, and
she feels her way through the painting.
It’s no wonder that she has attracted the eye of the serious
collector world-wide. Edlinger-Kunze has shown her work since
1985 and has exhibited in Germany, Italy and the United States.
Jones & Terwilliger Galleries proudly represents her paintings