Marijke van Seters works in a slow process, where a multitude of layers creates an image. Working from extensive archives of photographs, her paintings are studies of light in nature. This results in images, which can look abstract, but always commemorate a feeling of recognition in the beholder. They appeal to the urge to regain contact with nature in an ever more complicated society.
Her paintings are built up out of colour. A clear preference for soft, saturated and bright colours can be seen. The colours blue and green are her favourites, and can be found in all possible mixed forms. But these colours are often violently interrupted by bright yellows and oranges, creating complementary colour contrasts, best known from the Impressionists, one of the many art historical movements from which Marijke draws inspiration.
The organic shapes, lines and shadows create an atmosphere that goes just a little further than reality. These different layers reflect the ever-changing nature, in growth, flowering and decay: a constant movement. Those who look closely at her artwork are absorbed into the world of Marijke. You go through the different layers in the paintings and feel a unity with her subject. You escape from the everyday and feel the love for the flourishing of nature that no one is a stranger to.
Marijke van Seters lives and works in Eindhoven. After completing her education as a teacher of visual education in Tilburg, she taught drawing, painting and visual education. In recent years she has focused entirely on her paintings.