'In the labyrinth of my thoughts there are many ways leading to the unknown'
LANDSCAPES OF THE MIND
Engelina Zandstra is a Dutch artist living in Amsterdam.
Art education : Autodidact.
During many years I have been following courses in Amsterdam in the field of painting,
etching, silk-screen painting and modelling.
During the last years I have concentrated myself on painting.
My way of working is spontaneous. It starts with a concept, an idea in my mind,
which is in most cases not well-defined.
After setting a rough outline on the canvas, I let myself be guided by the forms and colours
that develop during the process of painting.
Sometimes the beginning is abstract, and then at some point human figures are
coming into shape. As if the human presence then is necessary for further inspiration.
My work extends from completely abstract to semi- figurative.
Colour is very important for me : the alchemy of colour.
It gives expression to the atmosphere of my work.
I call my paintings 'Landscapes of the Mind', because they are reproductions of the images
that are stored in my imagination.
website : www.engelinazandstra.nl