Karin Hoogesteger

Kunstner Karin Hoogesteger

f Emmeloord, Holland 1973
Atelier: Zutphen, Holland
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Artist biography

Karin Hoogesteger was born in 1973 in Emmeloord, the Netherlands. She explores and depicts the tension between culture and nature. She develops a sensitivity to the lighting and the hues that greatly characterize her universe. Even when she reproduces nature in her motifs, there is always a context that points to the human influence of nature's development. This reinforces the sense of melancholy and poetry that Karin Hoogesteger often creates in her motifs by switching between vibrant nature colors and sparsely populated surfaces. For her, the work process means more than the result itself.

After seven years of art education, Karin Hoogesteger began working as an illustrator, after which she decided to become a full-time artist. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the Netherlands, and at international art fair exhibitions.

It was in Spain, where she lived for a year, that she drifted away from the classic portrait paintings, instead painting her surroundings. The climate, the scents and the clear sunlight in Spain have greatly influenced how she approaches the canvas. Thus, she developed a sensitivity to the lighting that now characterizes her artistic expression. Many of her compositions are dominated by cold colors that are enhanced by a bright red hue that creates a halo around the motif.

When she tries to see the world with a childlike innocence, Karin lets herself be overwhelmed by the beauty and idyll of a scene. She tries to reproduce that experience on the canvas so that the viewer feels absorbed in the painting's motif. The atmosphere in the paintings gives the viewer space to see their own stories, reflected in these paintings rather than Karin's own experiences.

Education

Windesheim University, teaches painting and drawing, Zwolle, NL

Royal Academy of Fine Art, The Hague, NL

Selected Exhibitions

2021 
Nasty Alice Gallery, Eindhoven NL

Cube Gallery +, Joppe NL

Kunst of Art, Zutphen, NL

City Museum of Doetinchem, Gelderland, NL

IJsselbiënnale HQ, Zwolle, NL

Ocean without plastic #4, The Long House, Zwolle, NL

Ocean without plastic #3, ACEC, Apeldoorn, NL

Walpurgisnacht (Valborgsaften), Nasty Alice Gallery, Eindhoven, NL

2020
Ocean without plastic #1, Zaal Zuid, Hengelo, NL

Never Again, 75 years of liberty, Enschede, NL

Botanical, Nasty Alice Gallery, Eindhoven, NL

2019
Light & Longitude, Psynapse Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

Affordable Art Fair, Kahn Gallery, Hong Kong, CN

KunstRAI, Nasty Alice Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

Affordable Art Fair, Kahn Gallery, Brussels, BE

GIRLS, Nasty Alice Gallery, Eindhoven, NL

Kunstner Karin Hoogesteger
Kunstner Karin Hoogesteger
Kunstner Karin Hoogesteger
Kunstner Karin Hoogesteger