After completing her studies at the Art Academy in Utrecht, Marie-Renée delved into the fashion industry as a designer. Working internationally, she became struck by the miscommunication and lack of understanding between people from diverse backgrounds. This became an important theme in her art. Be it figurative or abstract, her art reflects the complexities of how people connect and communicate. Additionally, she explores the relationship between humans and nature, often manifesting in bronze and wood sculptures.
"Although it might sound cliché, my work really ís my life. Not in a workaholic kind of way, but rather by seeing everything as new inspiration for my artwork. As a result, my art is a clear reflection of my own feelings and thoughts. As these thoughts diverge from nature and its animals, to people and its interactions from day to day, so do my projects. I don't feel the need to choose between my passions, you more often find them intertwined in my creations."
"I believe creativity is the most pure, honest and challenging way to connect people and reset the mind, while having fun. This is why I love giving these workshops and trainings. There are many parallels between the way individuals face a creative confrontation and the way they handle challenges on the work floor. The corporate training is about highlighting these similarities and finding the difference between 'looking' and 'seeing'. I guarantee you go back to work with a renewed vision and passion!"
Now you know who I am
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