ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is based on the research of landscapes, most often the landscapes I have a personal connection with. I see myself as an artist, designer and researcher with a focus on finding new colours, materials and methods in the field of natural dyeing of textiles.

In my work I am driven by intuition. I make sculptural pieces of textile that I turn into installations. These installations form new landscapes whereby my goal is to communicate my connection with the landscape to the viewer. An important part in my projects is trying to understand and connect with the landscapes I am working with, which I try to achieve by using field and embodied research. But also by working with slow processes and craftsmanship. In my visual language I combine geometrical and organic shapes to create an interesting contrast. Another important aspect of my work, both in my visual works as in my research, is repetition. Besides telling personal stories, I want to raise awareness about how we connect and take care of the landscapes we live in and address underappreciated materials, like silt for example, and give them a new value.

In my projects there is always an element of technical research about colour and natural dyeing of textiles. At the moment I am working on the project named ‘Klaaiklút’, which is about the area I grew up in, the North of the Netherlands, and about researching local materials like silt and clay, how to dye with them and what colours they produce.

Current and Upcoming:

16/04/2022 – 21/08/2022

Group exhibition

Museum de Fundatie Nature Talks (Zwolle)

19/05/2022 – 22/05/2022

Art and design fair

OBJECT (Rotterdam)

16/06/2022 – 16/10/2022

Group exhibition

Castellum Hoge Woerd Kleding en Compost (Utrecht)

Most recent:

01/04/2022 – 30/04/2022

Artist in residence

TuoTuo (Joutsa, Finland)

27/11/2021 – 28/11/2021  

Solo exhibition / open atelier

LekArt, Werk aan het Spoel (Culemborg)

01/11/2021 – 30/11/2021

Artist in residence

LekArt, Werk aan het Spoel (Culemborg)

1916/10/2021 – 24/10/2021    

Group exhibition

BioArt Laboratories / Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven)

19/08/2021 – 12/09/2021      

Group exhibition

Landhuis oud Amelisweerd Class of 2021 (Utrecht)

17/01/2020 – 26/01/2020

 Group exhibition      

Academiegalerie Somewhere between desperate and devine (Utrecht)

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