In her practice, Lampe uses a wide array of painting methods, from classical underpainting to layered stencils which, cut from her drawings, are used to confer an uncanny flatness to her subjects. Lampe finishes her paintings with large brushstrokes that remove her hand from the work and allow the viewer a greater freedom in the interpretation of her subjects. Through this process Lampe creates portraits that appear suspended in time, as they at once traverse the realms of figuration and abstraction to question the fragility of human emotions and connections.

Katinka Lampe (b.1963 in Tilburg, NL) lives and works in Rotterdam, NL. She received her degree from the Academy of Art and Design in Hertogenbosch.