Knip creates large oil abstract paintings on canvas with figurative elements that are assembled to form the composition.
Knip is fascinated with the use of various materials. Not just the paint itself, but also the skin of the canvas and the interaction between the two. She is intriged by the flexibility of the paint and how the different layers tune to each other. Many things are happening on the canvas.
The paint is worked over the entire canvas. The composition is shaped and highlighted sometimes with the use of very capricious traces of paint.
By experimenting, figurative elements come to the foreground and are then elaborated on.
Her work engages the viewer by it´s variety and strong artistic voice. Sometimes it is subdued, austere, and even mystical, but then it soars, bursting with exuberant colour.