From early childhood on Elvira van Bochove is speaking with the waters.
Growing up as a skipper daughter, water was never far away, and whenever near a river or lake she would feel how it circles the earth, linking time and space.
In the present day it is therefore the most important theme in her paintings.
Her works are always a representation of nature to which we are subject. Nature within, which corresponds with the outside. With references to the large and smaller rhythms.
Ritual, religion and superstition have always intrigued her. The oppressed nature, and man’s need for meaning and control are underlying motives.
Elvira van Bochove graduated from St Joost Academy of Fine Arts in Breda. She is working from and living in Dordrecht, with her partner and her 10 year old daughter.
“I make art to emphasize the connection between everything, in its simplicity and its immense complexity.
Every work I create I relate to this.
I understand not even a little bit of the complexity of the universe, and how it works, but I feel it. And I believe that if we could all feel this, life would be better. We would care more. Therefore I make art to express this idea.
It is my main motivation.”
Everything appears to be connected