Christine describes her work as a blend of symbolism and metaphysical art, part of the “magical realism” current, an initially literary art current which unfolded during the 1920s. She closely links this with Flemish writer Hubert Lampo, who expresses a mindful universe of existence as an entirety of events without coincidence. Space is a biophysical engagement and both technically and conceptually a painting has to grow to frame its living presence. Going beyond mere geometry lets her capture space more meaningfully, as events extended in time. Her work portrays an experience of seeking harmony between reality and imagination, while impressionist and expressionist methods meet. Grounded in reality, as a work develops the immanent hidden arises and is expressed in how and what is painted, until the act of painting saturates, making each work an explorative journey. If it did not, it would not carry the same charge and could not give a place to space.
After studying sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Groningen she follows a training for stone carving to work on restoration projects. In 1983, she switched back to painting. From 1987 to 1993 she occasionally lives and works on the island of Sardinia and in 2002 she moves to Italy where she lives near the Lago Maggiore. In 2014 she substitutes museum-like Italy with the more energetic Netherlands
You can find her work in private collections at home in The Netherlands, Italy and abroad
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