Exploring the fluid nature of life is at the heart of Natalja Heybroek's contemporary artwork. Using organic forms, her abstract art is an inquiry into human perception. It deeply questions how we perceive the world through our senses, studying the subjective experience.
The autodidact artist is based in Toronto, yet has many influences of place throughout her life. Her expressive nature derives from her upbringing in the international and imaginative environment of the Findhorn Foundation Community in rural Scotland; while being raised by creative Dutch parents.
With roots in Amsterdam, art runs thick in her family history, with a poet for a father, a great uncle who is the architect Cuypers - creator of the Rijksmuseum, and her great grandparents were neighbours and friends with the Van Gogh family.
Embodying a visual exploration and relationship with the natural world, the artist reveals the unusual shapes and capabilities of materials. Unexpected intrigue in the detailed organic forms has a tendency to connect with the viewer on an experiential level.
Whereas the backbone is each deliberate elemental concept, on which the art is based, drawing from philosophy of the mind, human emotion and natural sciences. As a result, shared understandings surface, human experience is interpreted and personal insights are expressed.