Modern Art Endeavours

Catrin Welz-Stein is an artist that is known for her unique art of combining contemporary drawings with art from those days of yore.

words seah pei jun
photos catrin welz-stein
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With magic in her pen, Catrin Welz-Stein creates digital works of art that melds centuries together in an instant. Her work ignites nostalgia yet at the same time it contrasts and highlights the contemporary. Made with old photographs from the 1900’s or with old illustrations from the 1700’s, Catrin’s knack for piecing and melting them together with her computer, allows these old images to belong right in the present.
“Thanks to my children I had the chance to discover a world of magic and fairy tales again. Before bedtime I read to them childhood stories and they inspire me to make my own versions of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Däumelinchen, Schneewittchen and Dornröschen,” shares Catrin. Besides finding inspiration from the illustrations from her children’s books, her background as a graphic designer had pushed her in the right direction. “While still working as a graphic designer, I created digital birthday cards for my colleagues. I collaged their figures into funny situations and created a story around them. I guess this is when my passion for digital collaging began,” professes Catrin.
Enter the whimsical world of Catrin Welz-Stein in Feb-Apr issue of little.