STATEMENT: Christina Van der Hooft

Māpura artists talk about their work.

Christina Van der Hooft, Bright, 2015

Christina Van der Hooft, Bright, 2015

 “I like drawing and painting. I don’t know if it makes me happy or sad. 
  I’m happy to show my work”.

Christina has been working at Mapura Studios for a year. She is a very considered artist: in the studio she will often sit still and observe her work for an extended pause, before she makes a measured stroke.

She uses repetition and flat geometric patterns in her paintings. Her compositions seem to pulsate between a flat tapestry and a cityscape with each viewing.