Willemien Mostert is a Dutch artist who graduated from The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, of which part of her study took place at Hunter College in New York. She explores and experiments with a fascination for structures, patterns, motives and repetitions appearing in nature, human behavior and manmade imagery.
Branches & Roots
For more than ten years she has been making paintings with relief, where she creates a recognizable branching structure. Partly because of her background, as a grower’s daughter, living and working in Westland [best known for its horticulture in greenhouses, growing flowers and vegetables], where everything revolves around growth, it still fascinates her to let that structure of branches and roots grow over the canvas, resulting in different colorful, glitter and monochrome artworks.
Nature Captured in Art – Each painting she makes is unique and reveals a branching structure that could stand for growth. Everything is growing and everyone is working on growth, development, progress and success, whether personal or professional.
The Lovely Wild
Willemien Mostert has experienced, explored, and translated the described internal and external wilderness for herself into a self-created ‘controlled’ system, minimalised to eventually just one universal form.