karin bos
Location: Amsterdam/Netherlands
Categories

Drawing, Mixed Media, Other, Painting, Printmaking

Website

www.karinbos.info

Wooloo Url

http://www.wooloo.org/karinbos

About

Recently the catalogue A Trip to the Countryside was published. For order information contact the artist: karinbos@xs4all.nl

Karin Bos is born on May 9th 1966 in Rijswijk, the Netherlands. In 1989 she graduated at the Amsterdam School of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her main media are painting, drawing and printing.

The image evoked by the work of Karin Bos is one of a nice world at first sight. Bright colors and references of childhood contribute to this. However, slightly absurd dissonants and frictions result in unanswered questions.

People are the main subject of the work of Karin Bos. She’s especially interested in their peculiarities and their mutual relative power and relations. Her work deals with issues such as power and sexuality which she presents in a humorous way.

Karin Bos has become known by artworks in which young women play the leading role. These women are powerful and vulnerable, dangerous and innocent, daring and touching at the same time. Several accomplished by Karin Bos are Feel Good, Showgirls, Gamegirls and Fairyqueens.

In her most recent work the focus shifts from loners to groups. These groups conduct along indistinct behavioural codes, leaving anyone else locked out. However, in some recent paintings the people are no longer visible, but their presence is still remnant. These works obtain their suspense neither by the act nor the radiance of a figure, but just by the colours and how it is painted. Outdoor life and nature are playing a part in this latest series. The title of this series in progress is “A trip to the countryside”.

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