I create very diverse work. In addition to individual work, I also create grotesque works in which I depict societies. What interests me most is the world, nature, people, identity and culture. I photograph human figures as well as nature and landscapes. In my work there is mostly an underlying thought, deeper layers or question. Sometimes I have the answer and sometimes I'm searching for the answer in my work. ---------------------------------------------------------
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.
She believes that, besides beauty and aesthetic designs, art also aims reflection of the soul. Art has also the power to make us feel better.
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.”
– 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.galeriepersoon.nl
The Netherlands – https://www.anitanevegalerie.nl/
Paris – https://www.charlet-photographies.com/index.php/fr/
London – https://leontiagallery.com/