For Marike Farenhorst, art is science. She wants to be able to make connections, discover new materials or connect them. Connecting is a crucial word for her. What is possible and more can be possible. And what does that have to do with communication, thinking, other countries, society, the world around her. As an artist she wants to interpret the world with an independent view and to be investigating her own obstinacy in this, philosophy, dare to think.
Marike has done various textile courses including fashion at the art academy and teaches textile work forms at the Free School. She makes combinations “WITH TEXTILE”; paints portraits and nudes on a background of other textiles, portraits are framed in textile, or a portrait is made up of threads.
And in recent years she has also combined ceramics and textiles, that exciting combination of hard and soft, it is always 2 worlds that come together in her work.
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