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About the work

Animals and nature are adapted by humans, all the time. This happens by technology in the most broad way of thinking. From genetic transformation (for example making extra nipples on pigs), changing natural environments, or putting technical objects into animals (f.e. chips or camera’s for research). At the same time humans project their own thoughts and emotions onto animals. Their is a discrepancy between the technified objects as animals are seen and¬† the way humans can see animals as themselves, project feelings upon them (like in pets or the way people influence ‘self made nature with ‘wild’ animals).

My work deals with these themes.

Merleau-Ponty (1962) describes that understanding and experiencing is led by what the senses show you. Meaning is created in the moment, where painting and viewer meet. That which occurs, is not entirely to grasp in language. My work likes to offer that openness: you see your own story when viewing the work. That what I show you from my world, does not need to be the same as what you see.

portet karen van Dooremn

Karen van Dooren

Born in Deventer, The Netherlands
Lives and works in Nijmegen

Portret links: Bert Beelen


– Taxidermy birds, Bos en fauna, Schaarsbergen

– Taxidermy small mammals, Bos en fauna, Schaarsbergen

–¬†International Master of Arts Therapies, Cooperation University of Freiburg – Arnhem Nijmegen, Germany – The Netherlands ¬†(Masters degree)

– Fine Arts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem (HKA), the Netherlands (Bachelors degree)

– Art Therapy, Hogeschool Nijmegen, the Netherlands (Bachelors degree)

– Art Education, Tehatex, Hogeschool Gelderse Leergangen, Nijmegen (Propedeuse)

– Ceramics & other courses, Highschool Newington, Connecticut, USA.






– Project Subsidie for project “Kamperfoeliestraat”, Province of Gelderland

– Ceramics Award Newington Highschool