High Artist Spotlight: Natka01

Natasza Zurek lives in a Canadian forest, by a river, near a lake. On the web she is known as natka01. Natka is a nickname given by her mother when she was very little, whereas 01 is the digital avatar of necessity in our age, as well as the dark and light of the visual language and medium. While we’re at it, it may also represent natka’s recent sojourn from the gooey paint space into the pixelated and vectorized digital. As an artist by occupation, she is 100% committed to the work, but also to the values at the root of the work, embodied as they are in family, as evidenced by the constant flitting in and out of her work space by two bright little lights of her and her partners doing. In the spirit of play natka creates dimensions of possibility where colourful dreams and visions can be shared to learn about the world, and explore the limitlessness of human potential. In natka’s mind artists are playing a vital role in the revisioning of culture and civilization itself. It may seem grandiose, but how could it be any other way? We are sense making, shift shaping, voluntarily or otherwise, and so it is only natural that we aspire in the work, to be honest certainly, but further, towards the highest human ideals of beauty, goodness and truth.
We recently caught up with Natka01 after High Art 2022 to learn more about her most recent inspirations:
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
During meditation, while running, while making art, occasionally while tripping and always while learning about the world.
Why do you do what you do?
I have a warrior's spirit and I am on a self selected mission to help make the world better with art.
What art/artist do you most identify with?
Amanda Sage
What themes do you pursue the most?
It varies but some common themes are nature, children and the idealized himan figure.
What role does an artist have in society?
This has been answered in my bio.
What is your artistic outlook on life?
I train my body, spirit and mind so that I can show up at my best to create art.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would tell myself to stop wasting time and get serious with art sooner.
Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, tell us your favorite song and artist.
I'm loving Ben Böhmer live above Cappadocia in Turkey for Cercle
What's the best thing about being an artist?
Every day is different.
What is your dream project?
One of my highest ambitions is to bring my art skill and workflow to a high enough level where I could collaborate with business and technology startup companies that are leading with vision, heart and soul, and dedicated to the upliftment of humanity, consciousness and the biosphere.