Jeg er optaget af skaberkraften i mennesket og i naturen. Specielt skønheden i planternes formering. Blomsternes utrolige pragtdragt fyldt med farver, skabt for at lokke insekter til. De mikroskopiske små pollen og frø, som er næsten usynlige for det blotte øje, men som igennem et elektronmikroskop viser os deres sublime unikke designs. Designs skabt allerbedst til at føre arten videre og opretholde biodiversiteten på vores planet. Farve eksplosioner og spontanitet er for mig et symbol på livskraft.
Det er uforudsigeligheden, bevægelsen og lysten som er drivkraften i mine værker. En udforskning af naturen set gennem farver og former. Alle mine værker er skabt ud fra en fornemmelse af begejstring og optimisme, kombineret med en nysgerrighed og en trang til at udforske ukendte territorier, en balance mellem chance og kontrol.
“There are signs of joy and playfulness in Katja Bjergby’s copenhagen studio. Vivid colors exploding into organic shapes. A tale between paninting and sculpture.
In one cornor there is a wall filled with prints showing weird and wonderful structures of nature. Is it human shapes or plants? It stires the imagination. On the floor there is af sculpture so organic that you might want to keep it locked up in a closet during the night. On the wall there is a big colorful painting showing a scenery that makes you dream of beautiful endless summerdays. Everywhere you look you sense the love of color and nature.
“All my work evolves from a sense of thrill and playfullnes, combined with a curiosity and urge to try unknown territories” She describes her creative process as a constant flow between chance and control, she applies techniques learned from one discipline such as acrylics to another; ceramics, combining them unconventionally. Katjas intuitive and experimenting approach produces a varied body of work that counts painting, sculpture, watercolor and drawing.
Her interest in sculpture and painting devoloped during her education years at the teachers college of art and craft in the beautiful countryside of Fyn in Denmark. The art work shows in different ways the many stages that that goes into their creation. The paintings for instance are painted in 5-6 layers of acrylic paint with different mediums to give af rich flow and energy to the colours. In the end they are fixed with a unique varnish that gives a lush sense of wet surface to the painting, which increases the depth and vibrance of the colours. In other work like the sculptures she will hand-work the piecies in paper porcelain, then taking the time to slowly dry. After burning the piece to high degrees in a cereamic oven she paints them with acrylics to bring extraordinary beauty and life to the pieces.
For Katja, staying open and following the heart is a key coponent in a joyfull and fulfilling artistic life. She Says “I love making art, it stires my soul and shows me endless ways to new possibilities”