Kaat Boey
Artist/
Painter

Kaat Boey

Painter

Bio

My name is Kaat Boey. I live near Ghent, in Belgium. My training as an artist consists for the most part of the personal psychological and spiritual path that I went through. This gave me the freedom and confidence to follow my own personal and quirky path when painting. I value the freedom that the self-taught learning process offers me. I do what I have to do and then it's up to the audience to experience it. My art is an expression of life as it lives in me. I follow the impulses as in a dance the body follows the impulses. Painting is listening to what moves me and what moves in me. And thus that which precedes words and concepts comes to form. I explicitly seek to stay ahead of thinking, not to get invol-ved in concepts or stories. I connect as closely as possible to the now-moment, which is different every moment. The more directly I work, the more authentically I express myself. Am I a visual artist or am I a dancer? For me it is so close together. A painting is a dance, an act that is captured on a canvas. It is a dance that culminates in a visual point of silence and then moves the viewer again. As a psychologist I have worked a lot with people, with their inner world, seeking together to bring movement into what has become stuck. I ha-ve also worked a lot with my inner world seeking to set my heart free. I went in search of what hindered me, but especially what moves and passions me. Over two years ago, it was time to bring all this out as an aesthetic experience. There was an urgent need to make art. An inward movement followed by an outward movement. I like to retire to my studio to experiment freely, to allow the creation process to take place in the most organic way possible. But I also create for you, the viewer. I wonder what dances in you when you look.

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