It is starting from an awareness of his own means and from a visual, and properly historical-artistic, not indifferent culture that KF structures the energetic immediacy of her compositions. The figures, often androgynous or not classifiable according to gender, are representations of emotions and the possibility of communicating them. The characters who interact - or who limit themselves to silently sharing a common everyday space - in these paintings do not give life to a story, nor are they portrayed clearly individualized; they are rather the vehicles of an emotional situation, the actors of a social performance in which any sentiment, whether positive or negative, can find space.
In Growth in Absence Katja Farin tells how the change that all of us have gone through involves a loss but also a possibility of growth:
«There is a kind of satisfaction - he wrote in the months in which he prepared this exhibition - in being able to resume and complete something that he thought he had lost. Sometimes you find it in a dream, then you wake up and you have lost it again. But in most cases this does not happen: what is lost is lost forever and cannot be replaced, re-cultivated, reworked or renewed. We need to change and transform, evolve. Every goodbye is a sweet and bitter undertaking, there is no right way to feel or suffer. There is growth in absence. »
Text by Giorgio Zanchetti and Silvia Bignami, curators.