Charmaine de Heij investigates with her artistic work personal and contested histories. The work takes the form of photographs which often include still-life and portraiture. She reflects with photography on contemporary issues, that also concern her on a personal level. Charmaine examines the incomprehension of the world we live in today and occurrences close to her .
The topics her photography touches are various: they can come from a psychological state of being to identity. Charmaine comes from a mixed heritage, the Netherlands and Suriname.
Photography's ability to blur truth and fiction is for her a compelling quality. De Heij digs into hidden memories and creates representation of what can be lost in the mind. Her work reveals the invisible and creates a space for dialogue that invites the viewer to question with the work that is reflecting in their eyes.