Mariska Karto is a photographer born in Suriname (South-America) and raised in the Netherlands. She loves creating stories in mystical aura. The people in this dreamworld are surrounded by a magic light, a light that radiates from the inside to outside…ethereal, enchanting and not of this world… Mariska’s works are whispers of thoughtless experiences, but are also about restless feelings. The people in her dreamworld seems to be far away, unreachable but are yet so close…
…in this dreamworld, I create about the mysterious element of feelings and emotion in life.. I talk to you in a language without words, by using symbolism, color, light and shadow…
I mix skills from different worlds together. It is a blend of skills of my (I’m originally a painter and sketcher, textiles – I was a textile artist some years ago, photography and image processing) that ultimately meets each other in this form of art. A main factor are also social emotional influences in my life which developed how I see, learn and finally understand things in an essential way. All these (artistic) elements from different areas and personal influences come together in a work of mine.
– Artist / Fine art photographer for: CORTESE VENEZIA – The historical original perfumes of Venice
– Has exhibited and is represented international in different countries throughout the world, like New York, London, Paris, Lissabon, Utrecht
– International award winning artist/fine artphotographer (PX3 Paris, IPA, Trierenberg, Julia Cameron Award)