Drawing is for me like storytelling in images.We are all struggling to find meaning in our lifes and I like to investigate how we do that. A central theme in my work is being 'comfortably numb', pleasantly numb. How do you live your life? Open, touchable, vulnerable, on the border of the unpleasant or quiet, easy and comfortable but withdrawn and hidden? Caring and contact versus carelessness and loneliness. Comfort versus pain. Living versus sleeping. What is "real" and how much life can we bear?
I love drawing while it is a non-pretentious media. It gives me the possibility to experiment with a lot of materials and mix them together, like pencils, gouache, inks, markers etc. My work is colorfull, a bit fairytale-like but mostly with a bit darker twist in it.
Lately I discovered Acrylic-Gouache. It had the touch and feel of matte and opaque from gouache but when it is dry it is waterproof and that allows me to work in multiple bright layers. I'm really in love with this paint!
All my paintings and drawing will be shipped unframed because of shipping cost. (Even if you see them framed in pictures of them in exhibitions!) If you like a painting/drawing framed please contact me.
2010 Bachelor of fine Art, AKI ARTEZ Enschede, The Netherlands
2002-2004 Vrije Academie, Delft
March 9 to April 29, 2019 Here / There / Viceversa, Kloster Gravenhorst Hörstel (D), Tandem-EU project with Wiebke Bartsch
8 March to 13 April: VMailArt project, Stork Pavilion, Hengelo
28 March to 9 May: Other Places (with Annelien Dam and Judith Schepers), Vrijhof, Enschede
May 19: Nurture, Kunstroute Losser
8.9 and 10 June: Lab of Secrets (with Judith Schepers), KunstenLandschap, Lonneker.
November- December 2019 Solo Exhibition Bornse Synagogue, Borne
Expected: Here / There / Viceversa, Kunstmuseum Borken (D)
Enschede City Inn
Heartsale, HeArtgallery, Hengelo
Identitime .. Group expo winners KiK, Kolderveen
Art of the Box, group exhibition Koppelkerk, Bredevoort.
Kunst am Rand, Kinderhaus, Munster.
Group exhibition ‘Discomfort, Heartgallery, Hengelo.
Art in Volkspark, participation winners square 25 years KihV
Art route Losser, Atelier Manon Leeflang,
Broekhuis gallery solo "series Queen of my Heart", Marktstraat 12, Enschede
group expo Identitijd, installation "Subcutenaous growth" Zaal Zuid. One of the ten winners of a Masterclass trajectory with final exhibition.
Solo series "Queen of my Heart" Gallery Marlies Verda, Den Bommel
Group Expo, Pop-Up Gallery Marlies Verda, Den Bommel
ZT collective: Life is short - Art is long
Group exhibition Gerrie Lulof, Ingrid van der Spoel, Danielle Spoelman, Kunstzaal Achterom.
Kunst am Rand 2016 Art event in Kinderhaus, Munster Dld.
Fortress Elburg - "Water your babies"
Kunstenlandschap Lonneker - "Moments of presence"
'Wakker' group exhibition based on Poems by Jan Glas at Concordia Enschede.- "Moments of presence"
"Er was eens ...." group exhibition Concordia Enschede:
FCTwente 50 years on the square meter, Rijksmuseum Twenthe
Art manifestation Kunstroer (t) Roerdalen
"Kom uit de kast" 50 Artists make work based on the "coming out" theme. Maison Manon, Enschede
group exhibition Koetshuisje Borne, Artists in the Classroom
Monthly changing group expo at Galerie de Kreeft, Hengelo
Art in the Volkspark, Enschede (winner art in the Volkspark prize 2015)
Solo exhibition Forum Cafe Enschede
Droomreizigers in Fort Abcoude
Solo Exhibition: De Spiegel, entrance building University of Twente.
Solo exhibition Galerie Urinoir BEZET, Lonneker.
Goghyoshi Art Project, Lelystad
Solo exhibition Zesprong at the room stream Enschede
Solo exhibition Lambooijhuis Hengelo
DrawSenses, Solo exhibition artist initiative B93, Enschede
Solo Gallery Quinta Bies + inspiration speaker: Broodje Bies
Kunst in de Klas- expo Borne
Art route Borne
Koetshuisje Borne Solo
Inside Out Rijksmuseum Twenthe