carolien wissing

Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2021

Artworks for sale: 5

Netherlands

About carolien wissing

 
 
  • Biography

    Carolien Wissing (1976 Aalten, NL) was born on the countryside and currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She received her BA in Architectual Design from the Constantijn Huygens Academy in Kampen NL (1995-2000). After her graduation she lived -on and of- several years abroad and practiced a broad range of jobs, from horse trainer in Iceland to boat builder in Indonesia among others. Her homebase always remained Amsterdam and painting always has been her main practice.

    ‘Structures, landscapes and the way people shape their environment are the main pillars of my paintings. What attracts my attention or what confuses me often becomes a painting. In a sober color palette I paint recognizable subjects while at the same time I like to point out the large, transcending us. We always balance on a thin line in the hope of being able to reconcile them: the play of forces between man and nature, standstill and movement, control and chaos.’

    Carolien’s work was purchased by de G-sus industries, de Key housing association, Amsterdam museum, Benetton, NIOD, RWS and private collections in EU, USA. Her work was shown at museum de Fundatie in Zwolle and the Amsterdam museum. She often initiates her own projects like ‘Art Raw’ when she filled a huge factory hall, the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam, with her work (2012) and ‘Art Ventures’ during ‘Art Rotterdam’ (2015) and ‘The White Balls Spectacle’ in Amsterdam (2019) when her work was shown on the deep-sea Trawler she calles her home.

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Biography

Carolien Wissing (1976 Aalten, NL) was born on the countryside and currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She received her BA in Architectual Design from the Constantijn Huygens Academy in Kampen NL (1995-2000). After her graduation she lived -on and of- several years abroad and practiced a broad range of jobs, from horse trainer in Iceland to boat builder in Indonesia among others. Her homebase always remained Amsterdam and painting always has been her main practice.

‘Structures, landscapes and the way people shape their environment are the main pillars of my paintings. What attracts my attention or what confuses me often becomes a painting. In a sober color palette I paint recognizable subjects while at the same time I like to point out the large, transcending us. We always balance on a thin line in the hope of being able to reconcile them: the play of forces between man and nature, standstill and movement, control and chaos.’

Carolien’s work was purchased by de G-sus industries, de Key housing association, Amsterdam museum, Benetton, NIOD, RWS and private collections in EU, USA. Her work was shown at museum de Fundatie in Zwolle and the Amsterdam museum. She often initiates her own projects like ‘Art Raw’ when she filled a huge factory hall, the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam, with her work (2012) and ‘Art Ventures’ during ‘Art Rotterdam’ (2015) and ‘The White Balls Spectacle’ in Amsterdam (2019) when her work was shown on the deep-sea Trawler she calles her home.

 
 
 
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