Inge E Gijzen
Inge E Gijzen
Inge E Gijzen “Everything you can imagine is real.” - Pablo Picasso. Inge E Gijzen is a Dutch national with Indonesian roots. Her life journeys to countries where her husband’s and her work takes them. naturally, inclined her artistic influence from diverse cultures and arts from countries like Tanzania, Colombia, Bangladesh, The Netherlands and Indonesia. Since January 2015 she moved from Jakarta to Harare, Zimbabwe. Africa inspired here with bright African colors and vibes and new ideas like a new serie of African cats and African new themes. You can expect to see more new arts on this website. Her style evolved from naturalist to abstract expressionist, working with acrylics, strong colors and blends, utilizing layers and textures toe achieve unique and harmonious results. The artists whose work inspired and influenced her most include Popo Iskandars, Monet, Picasso, van Gogh, Gauguin and other contemporary abstract artists. On top of her philanthropic pursuits, Inge dedicated a special collection in collaboration with ÁLON focused on “Women & Water”, triggered by her charity auction piece donated to the Somaly Mam Foundation’s charity gala honouring their efforts against trafficking in human beings (New York, October 2012). Inge's favorite quote is by Anne Frank: “No one has ever become poor by giving”. I paint what I feel, I paint what my colors tell me. My painting comes straight out of my heart and feeling. My work although spontaneous is inspired by experiences in different environments and different places in the world, which is my main source of creativity to get a unique vivid touch in color and strokes on the canvas. Painting is a print of the soul. The beauty of the soul is always simple, and simplicity is the hardest state for the soul to reach.