“I pull away time from its structure and then time appears to be just a definition.”
I’m creating a mystical dreamworld that can help escape the struggles of daily life.
My work reflects similarities and differences from my mixed cultural background. I mix my origins with feminine hypnotic beauty and call it the soul of my art.
My work is alienating, I photograph women of different ethnicities and place them in a historically rich setting. I show them with all their beautiful colors, regardless of their rank and status. Unthinkable in a time period between 1700 and 1900.
“In short time Mariska Karto was able to develope her creative forces to the utmost levels and creates next to her visual ethereal storytelling portraits, masterful complex hyperphoto collages that goes further than beyond this world. In her work time plays an important role.
In her hyperphoto collages she brings stories of our travels in time and society together and make them one journey.
She believes that, besides beauty and aesthetic designs, art also aims reflection of the soul.
Her ethereal visual storytelling work contains a powerful atmosphere of mystery, heavenly dark and dreamy language.
Mariska Karto started her career as photo artist in 2010 and in 2012 officially. In short time she has won various well known international awards (including the PX3 Prix De La Photographie De Paris, First place Gold Award, in complete category Professionals Fine Art) and is also nominated as Ambassador of tolerance in 2016.”
-Without history there is no present, without present there is no future, no dreams, no memories not something to” go “for.-
– 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
-Commissioned by: CORTESE VENEZIA – The historical original perfumes of Venice
“The collection of perfumes developed from the original secret recipes and formulas of Venice, lost for hundreds of years and now rediscovered.”
The Netherlands – https://www.anitanevegalerie.nl/
Paris – https://www.charlet-photographies.com/index.php/fr/
London – https://leontiagallery.com/