An Interview with Jerney Marisha.
Who and where are you from?
I was born in the Netherlands 38 years ago, but I live in Antwerp at the moment. I'm a bit of an idealist but I try not to be too dogmatic about it. I work in mental health care, which I love, but on mondays I'm not doing anything but making art.
What brought you to Art?
I always had a creative spark inside of me. Whenever my mother was painting or creating sculptures in ceramics I would join her. There have been some periods of creative outbursts from time to time, but sooner or later I would always find myself distracted. About a year ago I realised how much I missed creating. I decided then and there that I would make time for it at least one day a week and now I'm really starting to find my way as I'm tumbling down the rabbit hole.
What is your driving force?
It makes me happy.
What kind of work you do and why?
I'm still exploring and experimenting, but I do have a preference for limited palettes and this summer I fell in love with painting on wood. The wood helps me to work intuitively and I like to incorporate the little imperfections of the wood into the story now and then.
Tell us more about your thought process.
Honestly, the less I think about it, the better. Usually I like to work my way out of a dark background. Often I try to find my story in the wood grain and just take it from there. I'm drawn to symbolism, story art and wistful women.
Please share with us the one modern artist whose work you find interesting and why?
There are so many! But I really like Victor Otero Carbonell. I love his use of colour and his work reminds me of Schiele. I have a soft spot for artists who aren't afraid of self portraits.
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