If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Painting, Photography
Josien Vos was born on September 29th, 1958 in the Dutch village Zevenbergen. After graduating highschool in 1975 she wanted to go to artschool, but she was rejected because she was too young. After a teachers training and several years in education, she still made the switch to the arts.
From 1987 to 1993 she makes a living as a rockphotographer. Her pictures receive several awards and are published in musicmagazines around the world and on record/cd covers. After focussing on digital imaging and multimedia production for a while she returns to photography in 2002. By the name Arnuda she takes her first steps into the artworld late 2006 with a series of abstracted macro photo’s of flowers.
Early 2007 she moves to a spacious studio in the center of Arnhem. Still in the middle of moving house, positive comments on her art and invitations to exhibit her photographs start to roll in from all over Europe. After being awarded a few times during that summer she also enjoys a growing interest from the USA.
At present she mainly focusses on further developing her artistic talents in the shape of mixed media art wherein all experience and skills in photography, digital imaging, digital printing, drawing and painting are brought together with alternative materials and printing techniques.
About my artwork
Since design, imagery, materials and techniques are optimally adapted to what is being communicated and because of ongoing experiments with techniques and alternative materials the existing body of work is of such a diversity not one single artwork covers the cargo. Both the full body of work and each individual artwork is an artistic crucible of photographic, digital and traditional drawing, painting and collage techniques, different and often alternative materials (such as metal, moss and sand) and several art styles.
Inspired by the human psyche, nature, cosmic processes, the spiritual and occult, voice is given to inner awareness, the whimsicality and stratification of life, the beauty of imperfection, the value of detail, mood and often strong emotions are being expressed. All in a unique personal style that wanders around in the twilight zone between abstraction, expressionism, realism, surrealism, magic realism and spiritualism.
The artwork is characterized by particularly strong and interesting compositions, a both physical and conceptual stratification and a tangible tension between the introvert and the expressive. Except playfull, expressive, honest and direct it mostly is also intens, imploring, penetrating and confronting.
Thanks J. I'm really glad to find out that you have been in Timisoara. How did you find this location for your holiday? :-)) Do you know somebody here? Sorry for my indiscretion, just curious. Anyway it was a nice surprise... Thank you for your appreciation, I like your works too, I saw your website.