Marijke van Seters

In the run-up to Art Trade, we introduce the participating artists by asking them some questions. Today: Eindhoven based artist Marijke van Seters, who is obsessed with painting.


What does an artist do throughout the day?

'Painting is constantly in my head, looking, thinking, registering images, making photo’s. It’s a process that never stops. In my studio I start working with concrete actions, like sketching, painting, applying a new layer of paint, looking, experimenting with materials, mixing paint, etc. When I’m painting, I forget all sense of time. You get sucked into the proces of painting. Sometimes you work quickly, sometimes it can take ages.'

Which artwork (well-known or unknown) do you wish you had made? 

'Of course the whole Nympheas series by Monet. He made it during the last years of his life, from 1916 to 1926, in his gardens in Giverny. But I’ll go for something more original. Grande Riviere by Peter Doig, or his The architect’s house. Or maybe Bonnard’s The open window… I can’t choose I’m afraid!'

Marijke van Seters, Backlight.

Marijke van Seters, Backlight.

Why do you think Art Trade is a good idea?

'Because a broader public can see art. It also gives people with less money the opportunity to buy art. There are more important things people can give you than money. Everybody has something to offer.'

Marijke will Trade this painting during Art Trade.

Marijke will Trade this painting during Art Trade.