Kathrin Longhurst | German Figurative Painter | Ladies

Kathrin Longhurst was born in 1971 in East Berlin. Her ultra feminine style stands in complete opposition to the proletarian and rather masculine art of East Germany where she spent the first 15 years of her life. It has become a visual response to her early life experience: like a gesture of artistic liberation. Her paintings fulfil a quest for beauty and luxury, which she was denied growing up in Eastern Europe. In her paintings she can now revel in luxurious, brightly coloured fabrics or the sensual femininity of woman out of forbidden Western fashion magazines.
"I remember women in East Germany being portrayed as rather unsexy, hard working, rosy cheeked farmers or labourers. I grew up longing for glamour and beauty."