Kathrin Sachse was born in Leipzig in 1972. Since 1998 she has been working as a media designer and freelance photographer, and since 2014 she has even been running her own agency for media design called “KS kreativ & sozial” in the Rhine-Main area. Under the motto “The photographer as graphic designer”, she has been exhibiting regularly since 2016. In the meantime, she has expanded her photographic artworks to object art, as she now also works in conjunction with hand-finished steel, brass and copper. She lives and works in Dachau near Munich.
The artistic motto “The Photographer as Graphic Artist” refers to the tightrope walk the artist embarks on between representationalism and non-representationalism. She walks between photography and reality, between holding on to what is photographed and an image detached from its origin as an independent value, between harmony and asymmetry, between what is consciously perceived and what is unconsciously overlooked.
With this philosophical view of her art, Kathrin Sachse invites a dialogue not only about art, but also about life. Technically, by incorporating other materials such as hand-finished steel, copper, and brass, the artist succeeds in breaking down the reproducibility of photography by creating the true value of an original, a unique piece. Her photographic art thus also defies any classical categorization, being neither just photographic art nor pure object art, but a kind of “object photography”.
Up to now, Kathrin Sachse has presented her works many times in Germany. Since 2023 she is represented internationally by LDXArtodrome Gallery.