Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
About Marjolein Starreveld
News: http://www.textileartist.org/marjolein-starreveld-symbolism-vice-virtue/ ABOUT Portraits form the core of my work. Heads that have character, with a penetrating look. Telling you something even though it’s not clear what. I look for the boundaries of where I can transform an image, both in terms of content and technically. I like mistakes; they bring your work to a new level. I use them to progress my work. I look for the symbolism of vice and virtue, like in the paintings of the old masters. Besides this, there is the distortion and deformation. Like when a plastic surgeon operates on your body with needle and thread. Is this beauty or mutilation? I confine myself to the cloth, where I shape reality at my own discretion.
Artschool Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht, The Netherlands