Erica Wesseling is an artist born and living in the Netherlands, but with a temporary 16 year history in the U.S.A., the UK and Asia.
She moves freely between various media, such as collages, gouaches, reliefs, painted assemblages,
using a variety of materials and working intuitively.
The underlying source of inspiration in her work is the complex interrelationship between humans, animals, nature and landscape.
Her work exudes an inherent energy through use of lucid colour, line and geometry contrasted with natural forms.
At the same time she strives for a lighthearted and poetic aura.
An expedient in this is her use of found humble remnants of nature or building construction and the art principle of Chance.
All this results in slightly surrealistic objects with a poetic guise.
Excerpt from an art review of Wim van der Beek in the newspaper of Zwolle, Netherlands:
...her work bears a close relationship to the ritual creations of primitive cultures.
Each object has a voodoo-like tension.
Not only the use of materials such as wooden branches, stone or plaster reminds us of primitive cultures,
also the fragile forms and their colouring, which is often quite variegated, have a ritual power...