Fabric - painted, dyed, torn, folded, layered, sewn or moulded round a framework - becomes a three-dimensional figure. Katherine Tinteren-Klitzke values textile techniques, generally and unjustly regarded to be essentially feminine and unskilled, and puts them on the same level as the handling and use of materials such as pigments, solutions, stone and wood in the fine arts.
Katherine Tinteren-Klitzke founded the group 4fach (4fold) with Gabi Mett, Gudrun Schade, und Anne Ulrich. Each artist has a very different approach to her work. However, the four share an affinity to textile materials and techniques. Invoking the narrative traditions of textile art from past eras and various cultures, each artist reinterprets the function and message of textiles to reflect her personal, contemporary viewpoint.
Above right: Symbiosis 5
1) Symbiosis 4
3) Broken Dreams