Karin Hoogesteger (Zutphen) explores and depicts the always present tension between culture and nature. Abstract lines or strange elements in a tranquil setting reinforce the feeling of melancholy and poetry that her paintings evoke. She developed an unprecedented sensitivity to light that now pervades her whole work. Trying to look at the world with a childlike innocence, Karin lets herself be overwhelmed by the beauty of a scene. She renders it on canvas with sufficient mastery that the viewer would feen absorbed into the painting. However, the dreamy atmosphere of the works gives the onlooker the space to see their own stories reflected in these paintings.