Netherlands

Karin van der Molen

The green world is my canvas and my main source of inspiration. The fields, forests, grasses and rivers invite me to engage and to question the contemporary separation of humans and nature. Usually I make site specific art with locally sourced materials, seducing myself and the passer-by to see and enter nature in a new way. With my environmental art I invite to encourage, amplify and intensify our imagination
and to open up to our surroundings.
I am fascinated by the different aspects of growth. How nature grows, how growth gets out of tune, how the growth of one either hinders or stimulates the growth of another. In my latest artworks examples of human culture are translated into natural shapes, such as crockery growing on trees as a fungus, or ‘pipelines’ made out of hay and willow. Beyond the history, humour and esthetics of the pieces lies the open question:”What am I doing here?”

Artworks (19)

Karin van der Molen, 2020

Not a knot

Karin van der Molen, 2019

Not in my backyard

Karin van der Molen, 2019

About a tree

Karin van der Molen, 2019

Kintsugi Coral

Karin van der Molen, 2018

Heart of Gold

Karin van der Molen, 2018

Kamiyama kintsugi

Karin van der Molen, 2017

Ceci n'est pas une pipe

Karin van der Molen, 2017

Reflecting the forest

Karin van der Molen, 2017

Sign of the times

Karin van der Molen, 2016

The alchemist

Karin van der Molen, 2016

Mindbubble

Karin van der Molen, 2016

Polarbear 2.0

Karin van der Molen, 2016

The thorn

Karin van der Molen, 2016

Void

Karin van der Molen, 2015

The source

Karin van der Molen, 2015

Vanitas

Karin van der Molen, 2015

Flux

Karin van der Molen, 2014

Frozen flight

Karin van der Molen, 2012

Moonstruck

Events (1)

Exhibition Member event

eb - Low Tide