My work consists of paintings, collages,video art and installations.
My work displays the cohesion of rhythm, replication and unity through a natural movement of the hand across the chosen medium. It’s much more about structure, texture, stratification, harmony and the physical act than it is a realistic representation. The strokes are created by the instinctive motions of my hand.
This somewhat meditative movement is used in my earlier works where I made the same movement in ten different paintings and created connected families. Those paintings and drawings were very similar, but with slight differences in media, color, layers and method. I now achieve this same affect in one painting.
Because of a variance in the natural flow of the hand and the selection of materials used, the paintings never appear the same way twice providing them with a certain infinity.
The Geometric Abstracts are based on the use of geometric forms sometimes, though not always, placed in non-illusionistic space and combined into non-objective (non-representational) compositions. The dots or points (based on Pointillism and Minimal Art) in several works are the results of non- objective elements in art as composition, color, line, dots and surface.
The Collages are made from paper, magazine paper and (own) photographs. This “photomontage” is the process (and result) of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining a number of other photographs. The composite picture was sometimes photographed so that the final image is converted back into a seamless photographic print. All hand made and cut without the use of a computer.
The basic theme is Urbanization with City Shapes, Urban Landscapes and Urban Illusions as sub-themes.
The latest collages are about Abstract Illusions and Illusions of Space.
The video art and installations are a combination of projection, film, sound and/or paintings and drawings. Sometimes an installation is combined with personal things and attributes.
The cohesion of rhythm, meditative movement, naturel movement and daily rituals are important themes.
Karin van Bodegom
“Karin’s work feels so ethereal, when viewing it my mind wonders to thoughts of beyond, along with the presence of never ending possibilities. The monochromatic colors brings a centering of thoughts and a peacefulness of the mind.”
M. Hyatt, USA