Location: The Netherlands
Els Crum is a portrait artist who works spontaneously and intuitively. Her presence, her typical sense of rhythm and expression are hidden in all her portraits and paintings.
Her painting relates to her life. Each new drawing, every painting and portrait appears to share a blood-relationship with its predecessor and the one to follow. A certain kinship exists between herself and to all those around and about her. Her language is that of a painter. Her portraits and paintings are the interpretation and reflection of her relationship to everyday existence.
Els Crum’s artwork comprises the painted diaries of a female artist absorbed in a permanent balancing act between vulnerability and strength.