About Suus

Visual artis Suus Kooijman studied at the High scool of the Arts in Utrecht
(1988-1993) Fashion design and illustration.
In 2000 she started as an autonomous artist. She is now exhibiting successfully at home and abroad.

About my work

My paintings have trough the use of beeswax, a tranparant and immaterial appearence
It also makes the painting more into a wall object. The warm wax with
pigments flow through and over each other to show that I often do not know where it will
go, at least initially. It is the material that asks me what to do.

Images that I can not immediately fathom, intrigue me often more than a picture that tells
a clear defined message, or complete story. The presentation should tell a story raising
questings for the viewer, or just be there with something you want to leave: emotion,
thoughts, or memories.

This way I also work on my paintings, I build up the leayers like some kind of labour in which memorial images are part of the painting process. Thanks to the transparancy of
the wax you can, in a way, penetrate the painting. There is a certain depth, but you don’t know where it ends, and what is in it.