The French sculptor Catherine Wilkening has an intense and varied oeuvre, with dark and melancholic, wild and chaotic touches. It’s her latest work, created during the pandemic, which particularly appeals to me. Paradoxically this collection seems to be remarkably light as compared to her earlier work - or is that just an impression?
Though created during the tumultuous and terrifying pandemic, which Catherine Wilkening spent in Paris where particularly strict confinement measures were in place, this collection of small sculptures radiates a lightness not often seen in her work. “I felt the need to connect to the luminous, the spiritual, the elevation, the transcendental”, Catherine Wilkening says.