Edition: 16 Finish: Black wooden frame with museum glass, floating fine art print on a black linen background. Frame depth: 5 cm Frame size small print: 31x36 cm Frame size large print: 71x86 cm
About The Residents of my Mind (#116)
The dreamlike surreal figures, somewhere between photography, digital painting & collage are essentially inventions of the mind, rather than studies of reality and have some weird and dark feeling to them. It is the artists full intention not to give answers to why the characters are in their slightly disturbing positions, she willingly creates confusion and forces you to look more closely. The artworks are open for interpretation and identification by the viewer.
Some recurring issues she investigates are family, childhood, relations, depression and many other questions that occur during the process of making.
Subtle details and facial expressions, unusual poses and poetry are the elements used in her visual world. The characters seem to live in another unknown world (the mind) and it feels like they are trying to tell you something? The difficulty in how to interpret people’s facial expressions in what they mean is often shown by using twin faces. The artist is fascinated by the small differences and alikeness. Unusual accessories are used to give the characters their ‘identity’. It never really fits to what we know, but is recognizable at the same time. Looking at them creates more questions than answers. Her work is very personal and she hopes to engage the viewer to project his own story, so the work will become his. Her interpretations are completely irrelevant in this context. This is also why the works are numbered and have no titles.
About Corina Bouweriks
“Through my eyes and in my mind. I can only be who I am and show you what I see.”
Corina Bouweriks (1963), is a Dutch conceptual new media artist and portrait photographer. Sometimes life brings unwelcome surprises and things start to unfold around you that you didn’t count on. Sleepless & silent nights can make your mind taking you for a ride. At that point Corina took the liberty of total creative freedom in starting to make intuitive collages to unfold the strange and surreal images & stories deep within our minds, which we cannot explain nor understand.