olga westrate is a visual artist. currently she is working on a ten year project. in 2020 this project will be concluded with a multimedia installation. in this installation, displayed and yet to be performed works from the past ten years come together. she is also working on studies for a virtual reality project.
this visual research is about imagining the subconscious of the individual and how this relates to the collective subconscious. what is the impact of actions of the individual and group subconscious on the environment, society, the masses and the big picture.
westrate shapes this raw area, the power of the elusive and incomprehensible mind, the things that cannot be told or are difficult to tell and therefore hardly come to the surface

currently working on a documentation video clip with a selection images of all my work so far. this video clip will be posted on this page soon. the video comes with a text about my work





Quirky view on nature and photography.
Olga Westrate made photos with the cameras of various mobile phones
in the Oranjezon nature reserve. She was guided by intuition and coincidence. She composed digital collages with the photographs. The black-and-white images balance between order and chaos.

Eigenzinnige kijk op natuur en fotografie.
Olga Westrate maakte met de camera's van diverse mobiele telefoons foto's
in natuurgebied Oranjezon. Zij liet zich leiden door intuitie en toeval. Met de foto's componeerde zij digitale collages. De zwart-wit beelden balanceren tussen orde en chaos.
PZC 2014



Colorful and humoristic are the scenes that Olga Westrate shows in Villa Einstein, a former physics laboratory of the University, where Einstein is said to have taught. The gallery is temporary............ Art in an unoccupied property is now more, and that indicates the viewing cabinets of Westrate the right casual atmosphere.. ...
At Westrate it is not the rush but the timelessness that fascinates. With anschit cards, photographs, ceramics, found objects, she creates three-dimensional collage's, with their black window frames giving insight into a childlike view on reality.

Kleurrijk en humoristich zijn de taferelen die Olga Westrate toont in Villa Einstein, een
voormalig natuurkundig laboratorium van de universiteit, waar naar verluidt Einstein nog
les heeft gegeven. De galerie is van tijdelijke aard............Kunst in een leegstaand pand is het nu meer, en dat geeft aan de kijkkasten van Westrate de juiste ongedwongen sfeer.....
Bij Westrate is het niet de haast maar de tijdloosheid die boeit. Met anschitkaarten, foto's, keramiek, gevonden voorwerpen maakt zij driedimensionale collage's, die met hun zwarte raamkozijnen zicht geven op een kinderlijke werkelijkheid.

Marina de Vries. Het Parool 1995



frank lodeizen, teacher gerrit rietveld academie 1982