Greet Weitenberg is a visual artist, born in Leeuwarden, a nice city in the north of The Netherlands. Via the USA, Groningen and the Bijlmer she landed in the Jordaan in Amsterdam where she lives and works in her studio.
Greet is fascinated by lines, light, shadow, quiet and estrangement. She works in a great variation of media to explore her concepts like collage, wall reliefs, embroidery, drawing and photography and video. She has exhibited in The Netherlands and abroad, and her award winning artwork is in both private and public collections. Her works are found in both private as public collections and since 2017 she is one of the artists from gallery PontArte in Maastricht.
Weitenberg about her work:
My work is not easy to categorize in one or another movement. After a period of purely abstract works (wall reliefs) I started to apply more and more figurative elements. The only abstract form gradually disappears, although it continues to play a role. The figuration is again abstracted, so that the absence of fixed meanings proves to enter the presented world freely and uninhibitedly.
My works consist of series, series that fall within a concept that I work on for a while. I use a large variety of techniques such as collages, drawings, photos, video, …
Depending on the concept, I choose the technique that I can best work on. After research, I can sometimes discover that I have to go on in another technique.
Despite the fact that I work with different techniques, you always see my signature: silence and alienation.