Karin Hoogesteger (Zutphen) investigates and imagines the ever-present tension between culture and nature. Abstract lines or strange elements in a calm environment reinforce the sense of melancholy and poetry that her paintings evoke. She developed an unprecedented light sensitivity that now permeates her entire work. Karin tries to view the world with childlike innocence and is overwhelmed by the beauty of a scene. She gives it on canvas with sufficient control that the viewer would absorb in the painting. The dreamy atmosphere of the works, however, gives the viewer the space to reflect his own stories in these paintings.