Katrin Bremermann (b. 1965, Germany) is known and loved for her playful and colourful works on paper. A careful, inquisitive gaze often exposes surprising layers here: a play between positive and negative images, between the flat and the deep, brings the drawing to life.
In recent years, Bremermann has increasingly moved her research to the canvas, where she joins the mainly American tradition of the 'shaped canvas', in which the painting deviates from its normal, flat, rectangular form. According to the ever-stern Donald Judd, this was exactly what was wrong with painting: "The main thing wrong with painting is that it is a rectangular plane placed flat against the wall. A rectangle is a shape itself: it is obviously the whole shape; it determines and limits the arrangement of whatever is on or in it." (Donald Judd, 'Complete Writings')
'Notes to Self' reflects Bremermann’s profound exploration of the possibilities of geometric abstraction, in an ever-renewing conversation with and discovery of herself. The painter in her understands more and more that she is really a sculptor.