“Through my eyes and in my mind. I can only be who I am and show what I see.”

My name is Corina Bouweriks and I am a photographer and visual artist (1963), born, raised and living in The Netherlands, mum of three grown up daughters and grandma of a grandson.

I am always looking for more than ‘just’ an image and from that feeling I start creating. Figurines, (non) existing people, which were described by other people as dreamlike, surreal, fantastic, romantic or weird and dark.

I place my figures in the center of an empty space.

Their bodyparts, faces and clothing are being transformed, deleted, cutted or hidden.

Unusual accessories are used to give the characters their ‘identity’. It never really fits to what we know, but is recognizable at the same time. Looking at them creates more questions than answers.

I work very intuitively and never start with a preset theme or subject. Photography from my own digital library, papercuts, old photographs and found footage are my starting point in creating surreal montages, collages and installations, dealing with inner thoughts, feelings, dreams and memories. What is real? I believe, even when looking of a photo of a real situation or person, we interprete it in our own way and fill in the story in our mind.

My work is very personal but I hope to engage the viewer to project his own story, so the work will become his. My interpretations are completely irrelevant in this context.

Some recurring issues I investigate are family, childhood, relations, depression and many other questions that occur during the proces of making.

For inspiration I work with old photos, magazines etc. The results of this are also available, as well as original or digital prints.

This is what makes me happy! I hope you enjoy my work and if have any questions or requests, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me.

Formats of the unique pieces vary from very small to big or bigger. Prints are available in regular sizes of 20×30, 30×34, 60×90 centimetres or as small cards.