Into the forest I went after a heavy rain. The storm had torn trees off the ground and cracked cliffs into two. My feet could feel the ground still trembling, scared of the thunder. So many fallen branches and ruined flowers, and the still living roots sticking towards the sky, reaching up and begging for help - all melting together into a portrait of utter chaos.
I am Katharina Schmidt, a contemporary artist from Helsinki, Finland. Art has always been the way for me to observe the world and work through experiences - whether it was as a kid late at night under candle light at my summer house or preparing my next exhibition in my studio in Helsinki. Each art work has a story, a purpose, a personality.
I have the honour to work with international art agencies, ship my art to collectors worldwide and hold exhibitions to share how I view the world. I have been trained by multiple professional artists and am currently honing my skills at the Repin Institute with a focus on Russian classicism.
The purpose of my art is to surprise and fulfil, to bring peace and excitement. I am a rebel and I want to shake you at times - the best part of art is it has no boundaries and it has no rules that must be obliged.
That is because art is real.
Art is freedom.
Art is the unbearable bliss of existence.
(Upcoming) Permanent Showroom: Katharina Schmidt & Maaria Märkälä, Helsinki, 2022
Eternal Change, Solo exhibition, Ars Longa, Helsinki, 2021
Hope Is Wisdom, Solo exhibition, Papu Gallery, Helsinki, 2021
Virtual group exhibition, Art Number 23, 11/2020
Symbolism of Water, Group exhibition, Gallery FOGGA, Helsinki, 2020
Human, Solo exhibition, Accenture Art Gallery, Helsinki, 2019-2020
Classical art, Repin Institute, Finland, 2021 -
Various professional art teachers throughout my life
Agency representation (non-exclusive)
ArtIn Agency, London (www.artin.agency)
Suarte, Miami (www.wearesuarte.com)
(Upcoming) Artist Interview, 'Art Magazine', New York, 2021
Capsules Book: Leading Contemporary Artists 2021
70+ paintings sold in total