Marit Otto (Hoorn -The Netherlands -, 1970 - ) I have been working as an independent visual artist since 1994. My studio, is located in Zwolle at communal building for music,performance,arts & crafts; Rieteweg 10, in Zwolle.
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2019 Kunstschouw Renesse, Zeeland 2019 Zomer Expo Opstelling Van Gendthallen, Amsterdam 2017 Solo exhibition 'Excess For all' @ Galerie Verzantvoort, Apeldoorn, Nl 2017 Asian Teaser Tour - Hong Kong 2017 sculpture Blou Blauw @ Stadkamer Zwolle 2017 Art collaboration with Harley Davelaar (sculptor) @ Jamshak event @Langhuis, Zwolle 2017 Solo exhibition Grand Cafe Public Zwolle 2016 Group exhibition Museum Amsterdam, Shakespeare Club. (Genderama) 2016 Solo exhibition Cafe Eilders, Amsterdam 2015 Group exhibition Landschap In Mijn Hoofd, Hengelo 2015 Group exhibition ‘ Feest van de Geest’ in het Dominican convent, Zwolle 2014 Group exhibition ‘State of The Arts’ Stedelijk Museum Zwolle 2014 Online Artstore Made in Zwolle. 2013 Duo exhibtion at 19 het Atelier architects, Zwolle (NL) 2012 St Jans Dal Ziekenhuis Hardenwijk (NL) 2012 Solo exhibition Faculty of Law, Leiden.(NL) 2011 In stock at Focus op kunst’ Zwolle, (NL) 2011 Duo Exhibition ‘Ego Display’ with sculpturer Thijs Kwakernaak at artcentre 'Arte Presente', Zwolle, (NL) 2010 Solo exhibition at KCO Zwolle. (NL) 2010 Duo exhibition ‘Oneven’ at restaurant Even Zwolle 2009- Group exhibition: Krijtstreep & Canvas In Zwolle. NL (Crayon & Canvas)
I am rooted in the graphic industry but over time I have developed into a multi-discplinary artist. A distinctive feature in my work is the human body in al its shapes, forms and behavioral aspects. My art is often a personal reflection of social issues and current affairs, but I am also inspired by daily scenes, platitudes and the absurdities of human behaviour. Although my art is highly aestetical; it also contains distressing elements that evoke a feeling of uneasiness. This contradiction is a recurring theme in my art work. Do you really see what is shown? To me, innovation is not a purpose in itself but the result of progressive insight and the need to stretch and push my own boundaries. Lately my art is more ascetic which could be interpreted as a return to the core of being. My art portrays human nature in its sobriety, stripped of pretence, through the use of colour and shape. My current work is less anecdotal than my prior art. The created images often touch upon the edge of fiction and fact and range from graphic to plastic. Therefore my art work covers several disciplines: paintings, sculptures and processed photographs. Next to my work as an independent artist, I create and participate in community art projects and educational art projects. I also designs for non-profit organizations, private clients and commercial companies. I am also an art coach and a participating member of the visual arts committee in Zwolle.
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