In the work of Shirley Welten, man is absent. Everything is awaiting what’s coming, or resting from what has been.
“The melancholy is tangible in my work, beauty and impermanency are a part of it as well. You have to make an effort to get to the place I preserve in my images. They are a combination of what I can find and what I bring there myself. I in relation to the world, summarised in a piece of art,” said Welten. She sees her images as thought space, as an experience, as a state of being.
“So she had to search and search is exciting. Search for something you do not know what it’s, but it’s certain that it’s just one thing, the only correct answer to a question, one solution to one problem, one thing that fits in with something else and nothing else, that’s more than exciting, that’s a necessity, but a preferred necessity.”
From: De vriendschap – Connie Palmen