Maria Kuipers

Artist, Project manager, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

“I always intend to be true to who I am in my paintings.”
As a formalist abstract painter I work intuitively throughout the creative process whilst carefully considering the structure of each painting until it is resolved.  I love mixed media, combining painting, stitch and collage, recycled elements and found objects. Using a layering approach, building surfaces, sanding back, editing and reinstating whilst I choose materials and techniques I am powerfully drawn to use at each stage. The resultant often rich and visceral surface qualities I aim to portray a sense of lived histories and emotional and spiritual depth.

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