The characterise-it! artworks are portrait photographs with added objects to manifest the character of a person which find their harmony in the glass box; the oeuvre of the artist, Katja Schutte.
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My new art-project: characterise-it! The portrait photo and the added objects melt together in one box and find their harmony to emphasize the character of the person. The artworks manifest the real mood, emotion and expression of the person at that particular age. Indeed, pictures don’t lie, but the additional object gives a reflection of the person, which can be used as a means to identify and delineate our own beliefs and views, our own stories, and personal histories.
Each individual has a different character and this is also clearly reflected in the artwork; the facial expression, the photo editing, the subtly chosen materials of the added objects and the artful shaped insects. The artwork reveals a play between light and shadows, naughtiness and tenderness, childhood and maturity. A creative process where the character of the person is central from start to finish.
If you are interested in this artwork you will get an unique personalized piece of art of your own child(s), relative(s) or friend(s) seen through Katja’s artistic view.