“I pull away time from its structure and then time appears to be just a definition.”
Mariska Karto is a photo artist/ digital artist. Originally she is a figurative sketcher and textile artist. She uses the body to express as well as her love for fabrics and textiles to create a sensitive or persasive atmossphere in her work.
The works she produces is mostly related to classical figurative art. Mariska has a spiritual connection with the classic art of Venice.
This influence is reflected in mystique, heavenly, dark and dreamy creatures mixed with her own contemporary influences in her life.
This year 2018 Mariska also started to create new nature works.
She loves nature. In all its faces, nature as a summer child, but also nature as a moody person being angry.
She loves its summer colours and also its evil face. Just like life is.
Mariska Karto is balancing on the border between reality and dream, between light and dark, the works existed in this dimension have a lucid dreamlike and often surrealistic atmosphere.
Mariska is inspired by the dark clouds of life, melancholia, love, loss, anger, vulnerability and loneliness blended together with delicacy, serenity, uneasiness, symbolism and sensuality.
She creates from small personal works, zooming in people’s individuality, to large scaled fresco’s
In her dizzly hyper photo collages, she tells a story. Not a story of a single person, but a story of our world. Our old world and our new world, blended together.
– Several works in the collection of new Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam
– Several works in the collection of new Hotel Vagabond Singapore (Luxury boutique artistic hotel)
– Several works in high class hotels and luxury private houses
-Artist / Fine art photographer for: CORTESE VENEZIA – The historical original perfumes of Venice
A breathtaking company in which history and art are combined together. You can find this commission in my album and link to the website of Cortese Venezia.
“From Cortese Venezia, the most wonderful collection of perfumes developed from the original secret recipes and formulas of Venice, lost for hundreds of years and now rediscovered.”