Annet van Belkom (1991) is a visual artist, based in Amsterdam. Working as a marketing professional for 5 years, she was always fascinated by human behavior and emotional connection.
After hitting a wall and taking a work break, she couldn’t ignore her creative side anymore. She started to re-connect with her emotions, by creating art that encourages her to accept things the way they are.
“What is art to me? Mostly fun. During my process I have no sense of time, no stress, no distractions, just the flow from that moment. I absolutely love it that art has no rules. It’s an endless series of experiments. Most of my works are about the tension between the controlled and the uncontrolled.
Sometimes I attempt to paint a controlled face but then I feel like I need to let go… and let the paint flow. In the end, the works that I’m most proud of often start life with a mistake.
Maybe a synonym for life, right?”