Astrid Schrage, Born 1989, Groningen. Artist and art teacher from the Netherlands. Currently living and working in Bussum and Almere. 

In art I express my feelings and connect with myself. My artworks are a personal process of awareness and discovery of who I am, who we human beings are and how we exist. In my paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and videos I give my personal experiences, thoughts and memories a place to belong.  Where personal stories touch the collective. My inspiration can come from anywhere; from my environment, experiences, memories and subconscious. 

In my work I experiment with structures, colors and materials. Layers of paint create their own stories, the dynamics between control of the paint and the looseness of the material I find extremely interesting and also symbolic for the art of living itself.

Recurring themes are my own inner processes, obsessions with skin, human body, transformation, consciousness, the sea and nature. I use various materials: oil and acrylic paint, epoxy, pastel and oil chalk, charcoal, clay and objects.    

Exhibitons and other

2018   Mural Sint Peters, Sint Maarten

2015   Perfect Imperfections, Nijmegen

2014   Nomination George Verberg Stipendium

2014   Lustrum book, series of prints, Hanze, Groningen

2014   Zomer Expo, Aarde

2013   Danil Charms, Time Shift Festival, Groningen

2013   Beeldend Aktief Sneek, BAS

2012   Buiten Bergen, CBK, Bergen

2012   Winner Klaas Dijkstra Academy Prize, Academy Minerva

2012   Final Exhibition, Academy Minerva, Groningen

2011   De eenzaamheid van de Rinoceros, KiK, Kolderveen

2011   Hunter College, Open Studio’s, New York