ITAS Podcast Season 3, Ep.4
In this episode, I invited a Netherlands artist Christy de Witt to discuss her highly unusual style of art and talk about her inspiration. Turns out, Christy is a big fan of fairy tails! No, no, not those sugar-coated Disney versions of the fairy tails but the real ones that have deep roots in hundreds and hundreds of years of European culture. Grim, scary, ugly but so… human. This is exactly what Christy’s “little monsters” are like – very relatable and true to human nature.
About Christy de Witt
Christy de Witt is a visual artist and art poet. Her Witty Art is where cartoon & pop art meets surrealism and expressionism. She uses a wide array of mediums, techniques, and materials, currently working on a body of mixed media and collage artworks. Written text plays an important role in Christy’s art, including references to literature, films, and pop culture as well as her own poems.
Her work is deeply rooted in the Human Psyche, despite not depicting actual people. Instead, she uses animalistic, anthropomorphic characters to visualize complex human relationships and emotions, creating what she refers to as “Modern Fables”. Christy is a member of the International Online Art Collective, a group of 15 artists worldwide, who value the power of art to inspire, provoke and heal. She is based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The World of Christy de Witt, Creator of Witty Art: ‘Where the Rock courts the Roll, dancing on a seemingly dead volcano’
Links and references
Official website: artbychristydewitt.nl (currently under construction)
YouTube: Witty Art