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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Maritgen Matter, Amsterdam
Member Since July 2008
Artist Statement Born in 1962 into an unconventional, musical family that was always buzzing with creativity, I could not imagine my life otherwise than artistic. As soon as I finished the Academy of Arts, I worked as an illustrator and designer from my cosy canalsided-studio in Amsterdam. After my son was born, I started to write as well, and published a successful childrensbook. Or... was it a childrensbook? Somehow I can feel no real difference between me as a child, and me as a grown-up... It probably has to do with this timeless inner world, which is always being renewed and vividly there.
The work you see here in my gallery, is part of a new book I am working on. It's about a unicorn that enters the modern industrial world. Unicorn? Industry? Well, I like socalled 'impossible' settings. These reveal unknown meanings to me, and new playful shadows and colours. When I look around me with this double gaze, enchantment is everywhere.


Product No 1195184
Subjects Antiquities, Décor, Figures, Floral & Plants, Floral & Still Life, Greek, Mythology, Nudes, People, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Spiritual & Religious, Spirituality, World Culture
Style Graphic/Design
Tags Maritgen, Matter, antique, divine, floral, greek-sculpture, hero, kouros, male-figure, male-nude, maritgen, mythology