Katrin Westman is an extremely ambitious young artist. Westman takes the viewer on a journey across the canvas in her sensual and abstract paintings. Along the way she reveals fragments of her process and a deep understanding of colour. The journey begins with an exploration into the history of art. By digging into the past she ends up in the moment and proves that the tradition of painting is always relevant. Working abstractly, she is not content to allow the edge of frame to contain her expression as many of her work adopt a sculptural form and encroach into the room
Katrin Westman, born in 1987 in Örebro, Sweden, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå in 2015. Today lives and works in Stockholm. Works by Katrin Westman can be found in the collections of Stockholm Konst, Bonnier Konstförening, SAK (the Swedish General Art Association), and Kristenhamns Konstmuseum. In 2014, she was the youngest ever to be awarded Kristenhamns Konstmuséum young artist scholarship. In 2015, she was awarded scholarships from the Foundation Anna-Lisa Thomson, and the Eva and Hugo Bergman Memorial Fund and in 2017 she recived Vera and Göran Agnekils scholarship for younger artists.