My works deal with spaces, room conditions, their emotional meanings and their impressions on the body. Architecture and habitats as body sensations and their effect on the organism, such as dizziness, gravity deprivation, well-being, feeling “at home”–memories, experiences and visions.
With the help of the collage/montage as an artistic strategy, I arrange found material and my own photographs of houses, residential spaces and urban structures into new compositions and connections. This arrangement system follows both a pure desire and an epistemological interest based on collecting and research. It allows me to restructure found situations without breaking their own systems and rules. Sampling and remixing allow me to work freely with the material and to dissolve and rearrange given configurations so that the seemingly “real” is deconstructed and may be regarded from a different angle. This playful approach enables an ease in the recognition of reality. This unlimited and unpredictable method, which is based on countless possibilities in the play with material and single elements, makes it a perfect metaphor for our everyday reality: Different, diverging and contradictory elements and forces as indicators of our time become apparent in the collage/montage.
Kornelia Hoffmann is a visual artist from Bremen, Germany, whose work in the field of design is interdisciplinary. She studied and worked for several years in the fashion industry and graphic design. Before entering the field of visual art, she did additional coursework to qualify. Since then, her work has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.