Maaike Schoorel

Maaike Schoorel

Netherlands 1973

Painting

Maaike Schoorel
Maaike Schoorel
Female
Netherlands
1973
March 5, 2013
Behind the pseudonym of Lor Dethal lies Nemanja Torlak, a writer for Widewalls intrigued and moved by diversity in art and in the lives of those who create it. It is often the unexpected that come forth and surprise us, and art is a world that allows it and makes it possible. David beats the Goliath daily, and writing about it is a pleasure.

Creating paintings based on photographs, Maaike Schoorel uses pale colors to portray only details of the original image. Choosing carefully which part of the photo to carry over, her paintings go against striving towards high resolution.

Featured image: Maaike Schoorel – The Cruise (detail), 2004. Photo credits saatchigallery.com.
Image used for illustrative purposes only.