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Modern urban cities with their adventuresome architecture, spectacular and dazzling commercials play an influential role in de Knecht's work. The canvas, filled from top to bottom, is reminiscent of a stained-glass-window through which the visitor is lured into and imaginative world. Although flat, almost devoid of perspective, de Knecht's work achieves depth through the use of multiple layers of colour. Back lines and meticulous detail, distinctive features of her work, suggest a fascination with an ordered chaos, the autonomy and crowd, of urban city architecture. (Cristine Kennedy wrote for NY Arts Magazine)
The Knecht was awarded "the Jeroen-Bosch-Concours" prize as part of Rotterdam City of Culture 2001, and in 2007 she participated in the International Florence Biennale.
The Knecht was awarded "Best of category Cityscape" in 2010 and 2012 at Artists Haven Gallery, Ft Lauderdale FL.