Karlijn Sas is a visual artist that creates semi abstract paintings through an intuitively driven process that has individual perception of place at its core. She uses colours that the human visual system adjusts when there are changes in illumination, causing every individual to see the colours in her artwork slightly differently.
The individual perception of her art gets distorted by her use of colour, texture and reflectiveness of materials used. Karlijn’s arts practice concentrates primarily on painting in acrylic and gold leaf on board canvases made by her partner at her studio. Her work lends towards abstract landscape and figurative genres.
University of Leuven 2012-2013
MA of Arts with distinction (in English)
University of Amsterdam 2006 - 2012
BA of Arts
One year exchange program at the University of Singapore
2023 Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2022 Solo Exhibit, Otway Night, the Project Space, Apollo Bay
2022 Birregurra Art Show, Birregurra
2022 Apollo Bay Art Show, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay
2022 Ziibo June Exhibit, Ziibo Curated Collections, Colac
2022 Ziibo April Exhibit, Ziibo Curated Collections, Colac
2021 Apollo Bay Art Show, Arts inc Gallery, Apollo Bay
2019 Geelong Region Cancerians Art Show, Geelong
2019 Lorne Art Show, Lorne
2019 South West International Womans Day Art Prize, F Project, Warrnambool
2019 Murray Exhibit, Hello Coffee, Apollo Bay
2019 Apollo Bay Art Show, Apollo Bay
2018 Mini Canvas Exhibition, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay
2018 South Open Studio, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay
2018 Locals Exhibit, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay
2018 Acrylics Exhibit, Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay
2022 Birregurra Art Prize, 2nd place, Acrylics
2019 Finalist in the South West International Women’s Day Art Prize
2017 Feb – current
Arts Inc Gallery Committee
Gallery committed to encouraging local and emerging artists, providing a quality, accessible and affordable gallery space for them to exhibit their work.
WinterWild – founding committee
Dark Arts Festival that takes place in the winter. I was on the committee in the founding year of the festival, coordinating small venues and local artists.
2015 - current
Art & Ecology Exhibit founder of the annual Art & Ecology Exhibit, that serves as a fundraiser for Conservation in the Otways.