“What is Abstract Art TODAY?” ’20/21 Juried Artist Dina Heijselaar

Artist Statement

Painting helps me to explore and expressing myself. I have a hard time verbalizing my feelings about the why’s, and what’s of what I paint and am in awe off people that can put paragraphs of words on paper about their feelings and the how and why of their painting or artwork. I just wonder does there always have to be a ‘higher’ purpose in what you paint; can it not just be the fact of creating something that makes you feel happy and gives you a feeling of accomplishment. When I paint I try to make composition and colors pleasing with also the viewer in mind, so they would take a moment to stand still and absorb. Painting abstracts I found to like bold colors, what does that mean? Am I bold, a happy or adjusting person or do I like to explore? Even now during the pandemic and all the political turmoil I find myself adjusting to the situation without a problem, take life as it is and looking forward to the future, explore new paths and learning new things.

View work by Dina Heijselaar among the jury selected artists in “What is Abstract Art TODAY?” ’20/21 Juried Artists Virtual Exhibit Space 2 (VES2) below

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