My artworks depict real-unreal places; places that you can’t find in ordinary reality, but that are made with real materials like pieces of wood, sand, glue and painted canvas. I create my art as a way to visualise inner and outer human landscapes. Working mainly from imagination, I want to lay hold on an archetypal language.
My studio floor functions as a stage upon which I build, capture and deconstruct my landscapes. With playful and iconic artefacts, I refer to different aspects of our society, like the need for shelter, entertainment, consumerism and environmental issues. The scenes are emptied of the hustle and bustle of everyday life: no traffic or crowded cityscapes to be seen. Contrasting characteristics and elements can be linked to my work, for example: utopian / dystopian, playfulness / seriousness, society / nature, beauty / drabness.www.lisannehoogerwerf.nl