The images of Kathrin Linkerdorff (born Berlin, 1966) are inspired by the Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, which focuses on the beauty of the imperfect and fleeting. Presented here comprehensively for the first time, the pictures from the series Fairies capture fading moments of transience with the lightest possible touch. Caught between the impression of Old Masters’ Still Life or Vanitas paintings and cool, dissecting abstraction, they build a mysterious fascination.
Each image is an encounter with a particular object at a particular time, which takes weeks and months of intimate observation to find. Extensive research, lively exchange with scientists and patient experimenting has helped her to discover a way of depicting the inner architecture of living objects.
Fairies I-V, represents the result of years of experimentation and testing: capturing fading moments of transience with the lightest possible touch.