We live in The Anthropocene, the era in which the earth’s climate and atmosphere are affected by human activity. My work revolves around the theme of human needs and the point where they create tension with ourselves and our environment. It is a reflection on needs, habits, norms and assumptions. Why do we do what we do? How do we relate to nature? How do we move within nature? When do needs and habits become harmful? What do we experience as real, true or important? I try to visualize my reflections using clear shapes, simple actions and colors that often contain a symbolic meaning.
Marjolein Witte  is a Dutch artist living and working in Utrecht. She studied Fine Art at the HKU University of the Arts and graduated in 2002. Marjolein started as a painter but gradually discovered the possibilities of other materials and art forms, such as installation art and site-specific art.