Swiss-based visual artist Kathrin Federer, residing near Zurich, has carved out a distinguished career in the art world. Originating from a background in abstract painting, her artistic journey took a transformative turn with her discovery of Photoshop in 2017. With this newfound tool, she was able to translate her visions into unique digital creations, leading to her swift rise as a renowned figure in the art world.
In addition to her celebrated artistic career, Kathrin also works as a graphic and multimedia designer on a freelance basis for different companies. Though less highlighted, this aspect of her professional life allows her to apply her keen eye for design across various mediums.
Kathrin expertly fuses a variety of elements in her art using professional design software, primarily Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe Software, along with Luminar NEO and Plug-ins like The Pro Panel, as well as other digital enhancement tools. Her innovative approach now includes integrating AI-generated objects such as trees, boats, and houses, blending them with photographs, 3D objects, vectors, and other digital assets she creates. This fusion is not a mere assembly but a creative process where each element is meticulously chosen and tailored to align with her artistic vision and imagination. The result is a harmonious composition that is uniquely Kathrin's, fine-tuned to perfection.
Kathrin's compelling works have led to prestigious collaborations with major companies, and her art pieces are regularly exhibited. She is highly sought after for commissioned pieces, and her unique creations offer a personalized touch of artistry for those desiring their own original work. Her style is characterized by minimalism, nature, humor, clean presentation, and unique compositions. This, coupled with a meticulous attention to detail and perfectionism, defines every piece she creates.
Her inspiration ranges widely from everyday themes and visuals to her vivid imagination. Even a simple object like grazing sheep in a pasture can spark an idea that evolves into a dreamlike scenario. Kathrin's works reflect a part of her soul, offering calm and serenity through her minimalist creations, and providing a respite from the fast-paced modern world.
Technology has been a lifelong passion of Kathrin. As a child, she was drawn to tinkering with mechanical toys, building intricate models with construction sets, and examining the natural world through microscopes. Rather than playing with traditional toys, she found joy in exploring the world through scientific and technological lenses. It's no surprise that she has become passionate about exploring emerging technologies, particularly AI, and how they might intersect with the world of art, graphic and web design, as well as marketing and communication. Kathrin views AI as a powerful source of inspiration, a useful tool, and a time optimizer in various life situations. However, she always uses it with a watchful eye, understanding that AI cannot replace the human touch, creativity, and ingenuity that define her artistic expression. This realization has led her to continue focusing on creating art that reflects her unique vision and the mastery of her craft, maintaining a mindful balance between technological innovation and human creativity.
By maintaining complete control over every detail, Kathrin ensures that her art remains an authentic expression of her vision, one that machines can never truly replicate. Her works embody her creative vision, artistic mastery and showcase her unique perspective and talent, offering viewers captivating and touching art experiences. This personal distinction serves as a powerful reminder of human mastery in art and underscores the partial inspirational role AI can play without overshadowing the importance of human creativity and ingenuity.
Outside of her creative endeavors, Kathrin balances her passion for technology with a love for sports and traveling. Always eager to try out new things, whether it's a new sport or visiting an unfamiliar destination, she searches for ways to enrich her life and creative practice. Her pursuit of perfection and creative spirit is not confined to her art; it permeates every aspect of her life, making Kathrin Federer a name synonymous with artistic excellence and creative evolution. Her art is not just a form of expression, but a journey and a testament to her unyielding commitment to her craft.
Characterized by continuous growth and refinement, her art maintains a signature crisp style that is distinctively hers, transforming any setting with its profound visual impact.
In her fairly new Blog, Kathrin focuses on multiple aspects of art and creativity, provides insights into her processes, and covers topics such as image editing, digital creations, as well as tests and personal recommendations.
Past & Upcoming Events
14 April – 05 Mai 2024
In Zusammenarbeit mit der VHS-Nord. (Sprache: Deutsch)
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• AUSGEBUCHT! •
31 October 2023
DESIGNING THE EXCLUSIVE "FORUM DES 100" COVER FOR LE TEMPS
I had the fantastic opportunity to design the cover for the esteemed "Forum des 100" by Le Temps.
19–20–21 May 2023
IMAGENATION PARIS 2023
Galerie Joseph Le Palais, Paris
IMAGENATION PARIS 2023
Kathrin Federer at Imagenation Paris 2023
IMAGENATION PARIS 2023