“I pull away time from its structure and then time appears to be just a definition.”
Mariska Karto is a photo artist/ digital artist. She is based in the Netherlands and from origine, Surinam (South-America), Indonesia (Asia) and Dutch (Europe).
I create and combine elements of historical and contemporary times in my work. I use the body to express as well as my love for fabrics and textiles to create a sensitive or persasive atmossphere in my work.
This is reflected in mystique, heavenly, dark and dreamy creations mixed with my own contemporary influences in my life.
Without history there is no present, without present there is no future, no dreams, no memories not something to “go” for.
The works I create are about “not being perfect”.
This is an element that we find in every human-being, with all his or her shortcomings and dark sides, it has been a big role in the past and now.
The hyperphotocollages I create are stories of our travels in life and sometimes when they are brought together, they become one journey.
I have started to create surrealistic city/urban – landscapes and let the city evolve in my own way. Barriers of memory and time are broken and boundless thinking takes it over.
– 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 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.”