As an Indonesian artist now living in the Netherlands, Dita Driessen has experienced the crossing of cultural boundaries. She in turn finds great inspiration in the ancient and contemporary artistic techniques of Australian Aboriginal artists. Her rich heritage is something she draws upon and now passes this on to Dutch primary schoolchildren in art workshops.
Using skewers to fully populate each canvas with dots, each painting takes up to two months or more of painstaking care and attention. Already popular in her home country, Dubai and Jakarta, she now seeks a British and indeed global audience for her work. Naturally her concerns as a contemporary artist outside of Australian Aboriginal culture must differ greatly. Yet her work displays the same reverence for pattern and colour.