"Respect, equality, multiculturalism and togetherness, fuelled by creativity and passion – these are the values I and my art stand for"
My works are characterized by emotionality and originality, my style and technique are organic and natural. I preferably paint on perforated aluminium plate, using a filler that fractures over time, creating rather spatial and lively looking compositions. I concern a lot about the transitory things in life – materialism in general but more importantly the immaterial like moments, emotions and feelings.
From blank to covered, empty to full, clean to dirty, fresh to rotten, new to broken to repaired, happy to sad, relaxed to angry, love to hate, young to old – life is defined by transitions, hence everything in life is transitory. If these transitions are perceived as positive or negative depends on the perspective of the observer – Relativity.
However, I believe that despite all relativity and transitory character of life, it is vital to focus on the here and now, never losing certain values out of sight. This is what my art aims to express.
My recent works, mainly female appearances, emphasize the importance of equality and the beauty of multiculturalism. Recent national and global events have shown a serious lack of pro-multicultural behaviour. I believe that art as a traditional medium, especially in the modern media jungle, is a gateway to symbolize important values. Respect, equality, multiculturalism and togetherness, fuelled by creativity and passion – these are the values I and my art stand for.
Born in 1967 in Hamburg, Katja Nordmeyer lives and works in her hometown.
Even as a child, she was enthusiastic about art and painting.
Her father was an amateur painter and was interested in painters like Paul Gauguin and Franz Marc.
Katja Nordmeyer's career initially took her into the world of fashion, but painting never left her, and she always felt that painting was what she was destined to do.
This was followed by studies with the artist Lothar Schulz-Goldap, who was himself a student of Prof. Fritz Mackensen, co-founder of the Worpswede Artists' Association and director of the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen.
Katja thus has proper training in portrait and landscape painting, which characterise her early work.
Her interest in people's emotions prompted her to take additional training in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in 2013.
The fascination that the basic emotions such as joy, surprise, fear, anger, disgust, sadness, and contempt are cross-cultural according to research by Paul Ekman (an American anthropologist and psychologist) prompts her to paint people of different origins & nationalities, thus showing the connectedness of all people.
She has developed her own style inspired by Pop Art, with which she creates expressive compositions, preferably portraits.
She uses a special putty, which is applied to perforated aluminum sheeting or canvas for her motifs, and develops cracks of different sizes after some time. These cracks symbolise the transience of the motifs and have relief-like and individual characteristics. The technique is reminiscent of the fresco technique, but here the recessed perforated sheets make the works appear even more three-dimensional.
She addresses the transience of beauty, emotions, and moments that live on in her paintings.
The chosen motifs and colours, combined with the unusual material and the special painting technique, leave a deep impression of passion and emotion on the viewer.
Katja Nordmeyer is internationally represented as an artist. She captures the spirit of the times with her impressive and individual art.
Exhibitions & Galleries
2023 - Affordable Art Fair - New York
2023 - INCorporating art fair Hamburg
2023 - Gallery Makowski - New York
2023 - Discovery Art Fair - Cologne
2022 - Discovery Art Fair - Frankfurt - Gallery Minrath
2022 - INCorporating art fair Hamburg
2022 - Discovery Art Fair - Cologne
2021 - Discovery Art Fair - Virtual
2021 - Artbox Project World 1.0 - Schweiz
2021 - Artsy
2020 - Discovery Art Fair - Virtual
2020 - Anna's Art Affair - Helgoland
2020 - Popkiss Artland & Social - Schleswig
2020 - Azaro Art Space - Hamburg
2020 - Arte Gallery - Hamburg
2019 - Gallery Pop Street - Hamburg
2019 - Arte Gallery - Art Sylt
2019 - Pop Kiss Art Exhibition
2019 - Artbox Projekts Miami 2.0
2018 - Ars Mundi
2018 - Gallery Port 1 - Opening Hamburg
2018 - Group Exhibition ARTBOX/Projects New York 1.0
2018 - Group Exhibition Gallery Ewa Helena - Hamburg
2018 - Gallery HMH Mallorca - Port d'Andratx
2018 - Group Exhibition - Factory of the Arts Hamburg
2017 - Art Wave Kappich & Piel - Hamburg
2017 - Summer of Art - Hamburg
2017 - Art Show - Hannover
2015 - Gallery Deichstraße - Hamburg
2013 - Gallery KuRa - Hamburg
2012 - Boat Museum "Rickmer Rickmers" - Hamburg
2011 - Art Wave Kappich & Piel - Hamburg
2010 - Baltic Sea Gallery - Hamburg
2009 - Fiscal Ministry Hamburg - "Kunst im Gange"
2008 - Stilwerk Hamburg