Exploring philosophy of the mind is at the core of Natalja Heybroek's contemporary artwork. Using organic forms, her abstract art is an inquiry into human perception. It deeply questions how we create our inner world, in relation to experiencing the outer world.
Revealing unusual shapes and capabilities of materials, the unexpected intrigue in detailed organic forms have a tendency to connect with the viewer on an experiential level. The art is expressive and emergent, made with intricacy and a veiled sense of movement.
The backbone of each piece is the deliberate elemental concept on which the art is based. Examining subjects such as the body’s senses, human emotion, the unconscious mind, human environments, personal beliefs and cultural influences. The visual elements are combined with thought-provoking concepts that originate from a desire to unearth a deeper understanding of the human mind.
The Dutch autodidact artist, with a degree in economics, is based in Toronto. Her upbringing was in the international and imaginative environment of the Findhorn Foundation Community in rural Scotland; while being raised by creative Dutch parents.
Whereas from her roots in Amsterdam, art runs thick in her family history, with a poet for a father, a great uncle who was the architect Cuypers - creator of the Rijksmuseum - and her great grandparents were neighbours and friends of the Van Gogh family.