Surrealism is a great art movement and our Vlissingen-based Jacky is an artist who loves to contribute to it. She shows us that this style is still hip and happening.
Although we call Jacky's work surrealist, she puts her own spin on it. Especially when compared to the big names like Dali, for example. ‘Style-wise, it might not be me, but I like surrealism, magic realism and expressionism,’ Jacky begins. We see many diverse images in her work, layered and neatly placed together. ‘I love making art. It's my way of expressing myself in images.’ Jacky's works says everything about her; she is creative, imaginative, socially engaged and spiritual. ‘And I'm also a big fan of sarcasm,’ she adds. She loves to try out all sorts of things and when we ask her to sum up in one word what her style is, she replies flatly, ‘Conceptual art.’ This is two words, but okay, we’ll let that go!
‘Sometimes I get my inspiration from things that surprise me socially, such as climate and animal welfare. But really, my inspiration always comes from my feelings’. Jacky works very intuitively, ‘mind empty and being in a flow of feeling until the work takes shape.’ Jacky's talent was noticed by the band Kid Harlequin. After seeing her image ‘Tormen’t, they fell in love! This image now adorns the cover of their album Itch. How cool is that?!
Stylist Lianne on the works by Jacky Gerritsen: "Jacky manages to create a very powerful record with just a few elements."