About this artwork
Framed size is 1220 x 1220
Kathrin Longhurst was born in communist East Germany. A classically trained figurative painter, she began attending life drawing classes at the age of fourteen. When she was just fifteen, her family escaped from ‘behind the iron curtain’, relocating to Sweden. This jarring transition from a totalitarian regime to a democracy sparked Kathrin’s passion for exploring the concepts of freedom of speech and expression, concepts that continue to thread through her work today.
After traveling widely throughout Europe, Asia and America, Kathrin settled in Sydney with her Australian husband. She went on to work prolifically, showing her first solo exhibition in 2004 and becoming well known for her portraits of beautiful, scantily clad women in military attire, draped with symbols of communist propaganda.
What is photographic paper?
Photographic paper is a heavy weight, high quality inkjet photo paper offering accurate reproductive qualities, extended longevity and a robust surface for exceptional yet durable prints. As with its gloss equivalent, this paper is created using the very latest universal inkjet coating technology, which ensures that prints are not only dry to the touch straight from the printer, but are compatible with all popular printer manufacturers. The satin surface is perfect for every type of image genre from stunning portraits and scenic landscapes to wildlife, mono conversions, abstracts, macros or architecture.
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OMNIJET Natural White Solvent Canvas is a cotton/polyester blend canvas that is free of Optical Brightening Agents (OBAs) for a stable natural white tint and Satin finish for use with solvent and eco-solvent printers. Ideal for décor, fine art prints, portraits and commercial displays, this canvas offers excellent colour reproduction and image quality to give a true fine-art look to solvent prints.
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