Karin Hoogesteger recieved 7 years of art education when she started to work as an illustrator. After a few years of illustrating and painting she made the decision to be a full-time painter. Her work is represented by a few galleries in holland and to be seen regularly at exhibitions and art fairs in other countries.
What promise is hidden within a child, how does the surrounding world effect children? These are questions the artist asks herself but also as an onlooker one has got to wonder about it. By alternating between vivid colours with sparingly filled in surfaces Hoogesteger gives the onlooker the space to their own story reflected in these paintings.
Creating art is experienced by Hoogesteger like philosophizing with different means. It’s a search to the core of existence and the question is more important than the answer.
Karin moved to Spain in 2014 and since 2015 living in Holland again. Up until 2014 her paintings always depicted children or people. But in Spain she started to paint her surroundings, life on the streets, situations of daily life.
The light and the sun of southern Spain had a big influence on that change of subject. Also the colours she used became different.
Since she moved to Holland again, both people and daily life– and streetsituations are subject of her work and she regularly travels to Spain to paint.