Netty van Osch

Netty van Osch

The Netherlands, 1962


Netty van Osch with words, images and raw emotions. By breaking through the spectator’s biases and creating space for her story, through a disruptive combination of cuddly, humor and starkly venous effects. She draws inspiration for her work straight from the source: the artist’s life experiences. The installations she makes are the core of all her work, her images are pawns, accomplices that she places on the playing field of such an installation, they help her tell the story of conflict and reconciliation.

She looks for works that wring. She likes paradoxical situations, ominous scenes, double standards and conflicting layers of meaning. Not without reason do they include her images ‘dolls’, thinking of innocent girl toys. The images look very doll-like and soft due to the use of materials and visual language, but the facial expressions, decoration and setting show a different side. Anyone who thinks can view and assess her work sometimes misses the essence.

“Her images are pawns… henchmen she sets up on the installation’s playing field.”

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