An interview with textile artist Kathrin Marchenko

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Celebrate Women's Day with Kathrin. Discover how her unique artistry and personal journey embody the spirit of 'Creativity is Female,' showcasing the profound impact of women's creativity in the world of art.

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“Creativity is a journey, not a destination.”

Having grown up with her grandparents in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Kathrin is a self-taught artist who employs a unique technique to create 3-dimensional embroidery patterns and portrait studies.

A few weeks back, we discovered her artwork and were immediately captivated by her brilliant creativity and exquisite technique. In celebration of International Women's Day, we've decided to engage in a conversation with her to delve deeper into her world.

An interview with textile artist Kathrin Marchenko

Creative voices 

In this interview, we share intimate conversations with Kathrin, shedding light on how her work serves as a medium for expression, empowerment, and connection. 

K: Hi TA-DAAN community! I'm Katerina, an embroidery artist currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My creative journey began with a sewing course in 2016, leading me to embroidery at Ecole Lesage School in Paris. I've had the privilege of collaborating with Gigi Hadid & V Magazine, expressing themes like quarantine through my art.

T: Creativity is Female: how much do you agree with this sentence? What does it mean for you? 

K: "Creativity is Female" strongly resonates with me. It signifies embracing the unique perspective women bring to artistic expression. For me, it means channeling my experiences and emotions into my creations, making them powerful and authentic.

An interview with textile artist Kathrin Marchenko An interview with textile artist Kathrin Marchenko

T: Can you share with us a personal piece of advice for women?

K: My advice for women exploring creativity: Trust your instincts and embrace imperfections. Creativity is a journey, not a destination. Be fearless in expressing your unique voice.

T: Can you tell us about a female artist who inspires you the most and how they influence your art? 

K: My main inspiration is Marina Abramović. Her unapologetic approach to self-expression, despite challenges, deeply influences my art. Like her, I use my work to convey raw emotions and tell stories.  An interview with textile artist Kathrin Marchenko

T: If you could pick one item from female artisan products available on the TA-DAAN shop, which one would you pick?

K: I admire the intricate pieces by CAMPANTE. Their use of color and texture resonates with my aesthetic, showcasing the diversity of female creativity.

An interview with textile artist Kathrin Marchenko An interview with textile artist Kathrin Marchenko

T: Can you share with us a moment when you felt extremely empowered and confident about yourself? 

K: An empowering moment was during the "Touché Amore" project, where I confronted my unconscious fear of love. Through vulnerability, I found strength, and this experience profoundly shaped my artistic identity.

T: What actions do you believe are necessary to ensure greater recognition and support for female artists and creatives?

K: To support female artists, recognition and inclusivity are crucial. Promoting diverse voices, providing equal opportunities, and celebrating achievements collectively will contribute to a more empowered creative community.

An interview with textile artist Kathrin Marchenko

Creativity is a journey, not a destination. Be fearless in expressing your unique voice.

Kathrin Marchenko

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