/ 2016 / Fine Art /

Contemporary Fresco's

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Collage, 1st Place winner in Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Mariska Karto
  • Studio
    Mariska Karto
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I have worked at this project from 2012 till now. My fresco's tell a
story, not a story of a single person, but a story of our world. Our
old world and our new world, blended together. It was a lot of
work to create them, but only with love for our world, fresco's,
photography and photoshop I was able to re-create the glory of
old fresco's again...

Mariska Karto is an artist based in The Netherlands.
I was born in Suriname – South America. Originally Surinamese, Indonesian, African and a little Dutch. I grew up in the Netherlands.

In my hyper photo collage works, time fades, creating a strange dimension. A dimension in which time no longer plays a role.
The old and new world blended together. I re-create the fresco and landscapes into a new contemporary form through photography and my digital skills.
I merge figures and stories into my carefully constructed hyper photo collages. Societies and time-journeys are visualized.

Awards 2016 – PX3 First place Prix De La Photographie De Paris/ Gold Award, in complete category Professionals Fine Art with my Contemporary Fresco’s. Px3 Special Exhibition in Paris on July 12-15
2016 – Nominated as Ambassador of Tolerance / Paleis van de Verdraagzaamheid – Netherlands
2016 – PX3 Silver Award Prix De La Photographie De Paris/ Black Pearl of the project Baroque Diversity
2016 – PX3 Prix De La Photographie De Paris/ Honorable Mention – The Happy Pil
2016 – International Photography Awards / Honorable Mention for the serie Baroque Diversity
2014 – Gold Award (Emotions) for work “Intense” in the Trierenberg Super Circuit
2013 – PX3 Prix De La Photographie De Paris /Fine art
Silver Award – Fresco The Fallen
Bronzen Award – Excession
2012- International Photography Awards
Four honourable mentions
Honorable mention Secrets
Honorable mention Magic
Honorable mention Tender
Honorable mention Sweet dreams or not
2012- PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris / Two Honorable Mentions – photo Muzes and photo Soft
2012- Finalist: The third competition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, female photographers (Worldwidephotography Gala Awards)
2011 – International Loupe Awards:
Received Silver Award 2011 – Category Abstract/Illustrative
Received six Bronzen Awards 2011 – Category Abstract/Illustrative
Received two Bronzen Awards 2011 – Category People & Portrait