More than anything, Agnes tries to convey stillness in her oilpaintings. Her focus is always on light, subtle reflections and shadows. She layers her paintings with oil glazes, a technique used by the Dutch masters. Her muted palette and simple yet bold compositions bring a calm, contemplative and contemporary quality to her work.
Agnes was born in the Netherlands and studied Philosophy at Amsterdam University with a major in Eastern Philosophy. Her affinity with Taoism and zen-Buddhism forms the basis of her love for Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetics. She specialises in ‘Kintsugi paintings’. Kintsugi is the art of repairing broken ceramics with gold. Just because something is broken or chipped doesn’t mean it is ‘worth less’. On the contrary, the gold-filled cracks highlight the ‘beauty of imperfection’ and are a metaphoric reminder to accept and embrace our own flaws and imperfections.