nederlands

INA KOOPER

Vulnerability of people, that's what my paintings are about. Vulnerability with its emotional associations: fear, uncertainty and the feeling of insecurity. Simultaneously the paintings address the need to be able to live with this vulnerability which requires strength, courage and resistance.
I paint portraits, people and animals that expose an inner side, begging the question of how we are able to exist. The animal in my work represents life. You can flee from that animal, but you can also face it. That's the only way to conquer your fears.