Karin Vermeer’s work is a mix of different pictures/images and paints, which she combines on the computer and canvas to create a new image. Her favorite subject is the female face. Most of the portraits that she creates are a mix of four to five different faces, mostly of different race and origin. Together with these pictures and the pictures of old walls, grunge posters and all kinds of other interesting subjects, she creates a new image. When the digital part is ready, Vermeer prints the image and starts painting over it.
“I create thick structures and a lot of layers of paint and gel over them. In this way I try to make a digital image tangible again. My work is not so much about the explanation and concept it is a game and all about the image. I start with no idea in general but by looking at images that interest me and by mixing them, slowly a new image evolves”.