Katja van Strijk
Katja van Strijk, Artist painter and Technical Advisor at Royal Talens, Referee and Member of the Swiss Association of Colours VSF.
SOMETIMES AMUSING, SOMETIMES FULL OF MYSTERY
Katja van Strijk was born 1973 in Zofingen Switzerland. After the translation school in Zürich and several stages abroad, she never stopped developping her career as painter. The artworks of Katja van Strijk are full of matter, rich and elaborated, showing exquisite combinations of colours carrying through one always present texture, with she harmonizes with drawing. Her painting show us an open dialogue, a wide rage of possibilities.
Inspired by diversity, Katja embraces the uniqueness of each country she has had the good fortune to visit, as well as the individuality of each person she meets. She feels lucky to have met such a wide range of people encompassing different cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs, ethnicities, age, gender and economic status. It is these experiences that influence Katja and which move her to create.
Katja’s works are full of matter; rich and elaborate, they show exquisite combinations of colours and textures, which she harmonizes with her imagery. Her paintings create an open dialogue, leading to a wide range of possibilities as to the story behind her works. Sometimes amusing, sometimes full of mystery her paintings pull the viewer in, leaving the viewer wanting to learn more about the subjects portrayed.
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