Christina de Korte

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Christina de Korte

JUST GRADUATED 

Christina de Korte (1997) was born in the Netherlands and currently works and lives in the Netherlands. She graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Art in Utrecht (HKU) and with a degree in Language- and Culture studies from Universiteit Utrecht (UU) in 2022. 

 

 A PASSIONATED COLLECTOR AND EXPLOSION OF COLORS

De Korte is a passionate collector, a tendency she developed as the child of a father who was always travelling and bringing home objects, souvenirs and stories of faraway places and cultures. The collections that amassed at her parent’s home have been a starting point for her own practice. De Korte began by photographing the cabinets, drawers and boxes stuffed full of curiosities and everyday objects, which she made into a book entitled Thuis, the Dutch word for “home”. The artist then translated this fullness to her studio, which resembles something of a stall at a textile market. The many paintings in her installation zoom in on details from scenes all around her, for instance pieces of Vlisco textile or a photograph taken at a crowded market in Zagreb. The installations of De Korte submerge you into a visual explosion of colors and visual motives as if everything is in motion and restlessly finding its way towards you, vying for your attention." - Yoeri Guépin. 

 

NON-WESTERN ART FORMS

Besides her art practice, Christina de Korte is learning Arabic and is delving into “non-Western” art forms, religions, textile and history. The combination of working in her studio and doing research reinforce each other. From August 2022 until mid-April 2023 she lived in Egypt to learn the Egyptian dialect, take various courses about local techniques and work as an artist in residence in Caïro.

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