Carla Rovers (1970) lives in Wanroij, the Netherlands.
In her daily life she is occupied with architecture. She is fascinated by the world of shapes and mass. Through influences from different expressive artists and lessons taken from them, she has been able to combine her sense of shape and mass with different craft technique.
The specific way of molding and technique is intensified by the materials used.
Clay is one of the materials. In it’s coarse appearance it’s a natural material that affiliate closely with the essence of simplicity. The robust emanation comes into existence through her handwriting and the use of the structure of the clay on the surface of her sculptures. The pure colors of nature (metal oxides) are combined on her sculpture.
Next to ceramics she also creates images of natural stone. This material is excessively suitable to express the simple, powerful and significant shapes of the artist.
With the right shapes, lines, powerful but always with the survey of simplicity, Carla Rovers tries to visualize an emotion or memory.