Artist: Tessa Maagdenberg
+"I am a visual artist working in painting, collaging and monoprinting. In my paintings I explore my markmaking through large brushstrokes with ink on wallpaper and then aim to come at the perfect composition where the design of the paper becomes an integral part of my work. The pattern of the paper and my marks/brushstrokes need to start to co-exist and complement and uplift each other. The existing design needs to be a necessary part of the finished composition. Without it the painting would not be complete. In my collage work however, I am searching for patterns and the emerged pattern is allowed to play the lead role. My strong love for patterns is what connects and complements these two disciplines. Monoprinting is a tool I use in both my paintings and collage works."