Katja van den Bogaert
Painting is my voice, my language. It is the truest version of myself that I can only describe in words as a sacred communion of emotional,spiritual and physical presence, serving as a bridge that connects me at greater level of consciousness with myself and the world around me.
I am deeply drawn to exploring the relationship between the seen and the unseen. I believe my inner world and outer reality are connected; that we create our reality. As such, my paintings are a reflection of my journey. In my studio, I work intuitively while painting; adding, layering and blending, until the seen and the unseen harmonize with my spirit and resonate with my soul.
The inspiration for my work is nature, my environment, and water. In the Netherlands, nature is all around me and the beauty, and sometimes rawness is my start for creating. I aim to create a deeper connection to nature; for me, water is a very healing element. The highest, and most beautiful, form of the element water is a human being with universal love and a higher consciousness rooted in wisdom. My creative process is not inhibited by my conscious thought; I create, respect others, and follow my heartbeat. I desire to create paintings that engage my viewers and that triggers a sensory response. If you look longer, see, and feel, there is a layered story within my compositions; a world that lies deep beyond the surface.
Currently I am represented by Agora gallery New York, Artsy
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