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Marit Otto

Netherlands

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 0.6 D in

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This is a modern allegory & vanitas about worshipping. In the classic ages adoration was reserved for the Divine. This was also due to lack of scientific knowledge. It is easy to pass judgement about it but easy to grasp as well. Men were frivolous and tried to get as close to God as possible. If life offered no reason but questions there must be something bigger that puts things into perspective. Were life is unfair, vulnerable and trivial, than comfort and reason can be found in a greater scheme of tings. In the year 2020 we can state that God and the spiritual is on a fashionable revival at one hand. But on the other hand we can state that if God stands for pure spirituality, he is probably stone dead. Devotion is shifted from spiritual to material. Brand names are the new idols. Happiness is on sale. How true this statement is lays in this image that is non-fiction. It is an existing situation captured during a Black Friday. I just dragged it to the surface. It is a cutting edge realism of excess that does not reflects the best virtues of our state of being, As an artist I like to play with this theme’s thus to make things visible. Fortunately is it not the only truth.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

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Size:39.4 W x 39.4 H x 0.6 D in

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I can experience art on many levels and in many different ways. Then I look for aesthetics and eloquence but also for a particular angle. I make contemporary engaged art. It has a certain urgency. It is reflecting us, people and the zeitgeist. Images speak louder than words and basically appeal very directly to our feelings. My images are something of a mix between activism and philosophy, they want to engage in dialogue.” I am born in Hoorn (NH) (1970) and have been working as a visual artist since 1994. My studio is located at the Rieteweg 10 in Zwolle. I am a multidisciplinary artist. My autonomous work includes painting, collage, installation, digital art, photo manipulation, video art and 3d. I also work on commission and on a project basis. Typical for my autonomous work is the key role for man in its shape and behaviour. It is often a reflection of current social themes, but also mundane and personal issues are important sources of inspiration. Through small interventions, repetitions, inversions, or breaking surfaces with architectural forms, a new image is created in a somewhat familiar image. Although my work can be seen as aesthetic, it often conceals certain uneasiness, abrasive aesthetics. This duality or ambiguity is also a recurring theme. Do you see what you see? The resulting images are often on the cutting edge of fiction, realism, graphic and plastic. Contemporary (sur)realist?- My work cannot be placed in a tradition or movement. There are certainly surrealistic elements in my work and occasionally some abstraction, but in terms of style I draw from (contemporary) realism. Until now, I have been able to express myself best in the figurative, although I do not rule out anything for the future. As far as I am concerned, art is fluid and and artist never stop evolving. I do not wish to limit myself, neither to a medium, nor to autonomous art. I see myself much more as a conduit of concepts and ideas. Often my ideas are interspersed with philosophical questions and/or social themes that occupy me. I therefore sometimes set myself the task of casting these in project form, if only within the limitations of visual art. This has resulted in a number of projects varying from social to future-oriented.

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