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Cathrin Hoffmann is a German-Iranian artist who lives and works in Berlin.
In her paintings, sculptures, and installations she addresses the challenges of human existence and interpersonal relationships in the digital age. The tension between fascination with the virtual world and real sensations leads to an ambivalent perspective: on one hand, an exciting fantasy of progress, on the other hand, a pessimistic view of humanity. 

Central to this is the question "What will humanity become?"
Will technological progress challenge the humanistic view of mankind when the living body is forsaken in favor of a digital existence? What role does our awareness of liveliness and connection with all other beings play in developing a sustainable and responsible relationship with the world?


Inspired by artists such as Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, and Francis Bacon, as well as the ​caricatured representations of fragmented bodies by George Grosz, Hoffmann explores in her work the melancholic sadness and trauma of the post-war period, which are transported into a supposedly futuristic utopia of the present. She engages in a self-reflective manner with the female body, breaking through the entrenched gender roles of male-dominated art history to create a new perspective. The once marginalized and unfree female body becomes the central motif of her works, equally questioning the dualisms of the post-digital age. Her aesthetics  operate in an ambivalent realm that blurs traditional boundaries.

She is internationally recognized in several articles and publications like Monopol, Boobs in the Arts, Parnass, Juxtapoz, Hypebeast and many more.

Cathrin Hoffmann is represented by Public Gallery.



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