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Katarzyna Kot-Bach

Katarzyna Kot-Bach Wood sculptor
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Sculpting a tree of knowledge

  • • Katarzyna specialises in combining wood with bronze and acrylic resins
  • • She feels sculpture allows her to be true to herself
  • • She grew up in Poland and studied in Krakow and Paris

“I remember one day when I was nine years old, I was holding a piece of linden wood in my hands, and suddenly I had a moment of illumination,” says Katarzyna Kot-Bach. Deciding she wanted to work with wood, she got hold of some tools and began to create. “The more I hit the hammer, the more I wanted to develop sculptural skills... I loved the smell of wood and its natural structure.” Now an independent artist working in her studio in Koerich with the collective Sixthfloor, Katarzyna creates sculptures mainly in wood and bronze, as well as installations and land art. She is also a member of the Association of Visual Artists of Luxembourg (AAPL) and of ARTmadeinluxembourg.

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Works

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Alternation

A circular object in various brown tones is suspended in the centre of a colourless block of acrylic resin. The inner shape is made from segmental layers of wood taken from the interior of a beech tree that was once inhabited by a woodpecker. Like all living things, the tree dies and is reborn, representing the circle of life.

Length 21 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 30 cm

Katarzyna Kot-Bach Wood sculptor
Photo: © R. Girtgen
The Skin of Time

A piece of cherry wood has been sculpted, polished and its heart carved out. The interior space was then filled with colourless resin, with a piece of bark from the same tree rolled up and suspended within it. The bark, like skin marked by time, tells the tree’s story.

Length 38 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 17 cm

Katarzyna Kot-Bach Wood sculptor
Photo: © R. Girtgen
Perception

This circular sculpture was created out of oak and assembled using wooden pegs in the way old timber structures were traditionally made. In its centre is a second circle composed of the leaves of another tree and enclosed in colourless resin.

Length 42 cm
Width 42 cm
Height 13 cm

Katarzyna Kot-Bach Wood sculptor
Photo: © R. Girtgen
Expansion I

Expansion I is a sculpture made from the cross section an oak tree shaped with a chainsaw, The form, set on a granite pedestal, is held together by thin wood connections and evokes the cosmic expansion, as well as the notion of a black hole.

Length 60 cm
Width 60 cm
Height 15 cm

Katarzyna Kot-Bach Wood sculptor
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Depths

This bronze sculpture was made in a plaster mould shaped around the bark of an oak tree. Through the sculpture Katarzyna’s intention is to query our position in the universe, in the natural environment and our origins.

Length 40 cm
Width 22 cm
Height 15 cm

Katarzyna Kot-Bach Wood sculptor

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