I was trained to see colours from an early age. It’s the bold combinations that grab my attention. I use snapshots from my daily life in which colours are central: my daughter’s feet in my confetti socks on our purple-blue staircase, a bright yellow tulip among all kinds of spring greenery, my painted red toenails in coloured sandals among my houseplants.
I process these images in collages. It gives me the freedom to combine paper, canvas and oil paint with egg tempera, oil pastel and coloured pencil.
The experience of motherhood is central to the work. In a broad context, my work is about feminine power, fertility and the experience of having a child. Female artists like Paula Modersöhn Becker and Mary Cassatt inspire me. I watch my daughter’s hands and feet discover the world. My work is manual for life for my daughter, as a woman and an expression of love in one.
Britt Dorenbosch lives and works in Utrecht. After obtaining her master’s degree in sociology, she graduated in 2013 from the HKU. In 2016 she won the K. F. Hein Stipendium and subsequently had a solo exhibition at the Centraal Museum in 2017. Her work is part of, among others, the collection of Museum Voorlinden.www.brittdorenbosch.nl