Corry Zwart

Corry Zwart (Netherlands)

Title: Beauty and Decay
Medium: Photography (print) and acrylic painting
Size: 21 x 29cm
Price: € 175

My flower photos, where nature becomes art.
With my photos I want to make the viewer aware of what is already around us. By painting almost with photography, I try to open new worlds. Most photos are recognizable as flowers, but just as often they are almost abstract. I try to make the viewer look for the flower in the photo in the hope that they will also recognize the art in nature later on. I don’t edit my photos, I work with simple means, so that what I see can also be discovered by others. My garden is my studio, weather and wind also determine my work. The photos are a call to stand still, take a closer look. Especially now that the climate is going terribly bad, awareness is so important. With my photos I want to show that you don’t have to go far for beauty and new discoveries.

My statement,
Now that I have been working as a visual artist for more than 40 years, letting go of the material is becoming increasingly important to me. Creating awareness is becoming my theme.
Throughout the years, nature has always been a important theme in my work, directly or indirectly. For example, I made sustainabiltyart, a ‘time sculpture’ of all little plastic figures and dolls with which children are used to tempt their parents to buy more or a dress from brand labels with which I wanted to show that we in the Western world have lost the essence of the garment.
After this, I wanted to make less socially critical work, but instead offer more solutions. I did this by making short lasting jewelry from flowers and plants. Now I let this go as well and focus only on ‘looking’ and ‘becoming aware’. I hope the viewer enjoys this as much as I do.