ABOUT PETRA | WILDERINK
(VOORBURG, THE NETHERLANDS | 1965)
Painting is an absolute passion for me. Creating art provides me with a sense of boundless freedom. The paintings seem to evolve and create themselves during the process – all I know in advance is which colours I want to use. I like to use a large canvas as it gives me the space and freedom to pour my energy out onto it. As soon as I start reflecting on it or forming an opinion, all spontaneteity collapses and I lose the momentum.
My paintings are intense, soulful and vivid, created from nothing but pure emotion, radiating sorrow and happiness in a dazzling array of colours. Some are abstract, others figurative, but all of them combine a buildup of thick layers of paint applied in broad, sweeping strokes with delicate, transparent colours.