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Magnolia Print

Karin Vermeer

Netherlands

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Karin Vermeer is an independent artist who has lived and worked in Rotterdam since 2002. She was born in Tilburg in 1970 and went to fashion school until she was accepted at the Willem the Kooning Academie in Rotterdam in 1990. She got her degree in illustration in 1994. After working as a freelance Illustrator and Decorator for a couple of years, it was time to start as an independent artist creating paintings and murals. Fashion and female portraits have always been her main interests, even as a little girl, who is constantly looking into glossy fashion. She was fascinated by how these beautiful models were portrayed but also found it disturbing how unrealistic these pictures were manipulated. That is what started her interest in mixing up photographs digitally and manually. A couple of weeks ago, I went into my garden and noticed that the magnolia was starting to bloom. This has always been such a big event for me. This tree is so beautiful to look at, but the story behind it is also extraordinary. Mrs. Derks planted the tree with her sister as a little girl. She had lived there her entire life, even when we started in our new home that connected our gardens. Mrs.Derks passed away some time ago of elderly age (she must have been around 84 years old, I think), but she has left such a special gift to our neighborhood. I take pictures of the trees yearly, but I started making new designs with them this year. The size of this painting is 120x160cm, mounted on an aluminum frame, created with photography, printed on paper, glued to the canvas, and finished with gel medium for the structure, acryl, oil paint, and oil sticks. I applied it with brushes, sponges, pallet knives, and fingers.

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Print:Giclee on Canvas

Size:12 W x 16 H x 1.25 D in

Size with Frame:13.75 W x 17.75 H x 1.25 D in

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Karin Vermeer is an independent artist who has lived and worked in Rotterdam since 2002. She was born in Tilburg in 1970, where she went to Fashion school until accepted at the Willem the Kooning Academie in Rotterdam in 1990 and got her degree in Illustration in 1994. After working as a freelance Illustrator and Decorator for a couple of years, it was time to start as an independent artist creating paintings and murals. Fashion and female portraits have always been her main interest, even when she was a little girl, constantly looking into glossy fashion. She was fascinated by the way these beautiful models were portrayed but also found it disturbing how unrealistic it was the way these pictures were manipulated. That is what started her interest in mixing up photographs digitally and manually. My works are created by digitally combining and editing photographs and paintings into new, original works of art. My favorite subject is the female face. I specialize in portraits created by overlaying and blending different pictures of different people to create unique, non-existing persons. Besides that, I take pictures of models in my studio and create new images mixed with old walls, grunge posters, and other exciting elements. When the digital part is ready, I print the image and start painting it. I create thick structures and a lot of layers of paint and gel over them. In this way, I try to make the digital image tangible again. My work is not about explanation and concept. It is a game to me about triggering the senses. I start with no idea in general, but by looking at pictures that interest me and mixing them, a new image slowly evolves. I mix prints, paint, gel medium, and a math/gloss coating with most of these works. I create paintings by hand; they are originals individually, slightly different in editions of max. 25 pieces.

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