Now on show in the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen my drawings made during the exhibition Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. I was part of a drawing week under the inspiration of Artist Jonas Ohlsson.
When I was a kid, I collected locks of hair. I asked classmates for a strand of their hair, which I then cellar taped into my hair collection book.
Memories consists of pictures that are stitched together. The image shows my mother’s hair in different states: wet, with curlers, covered by a hairnet. I always use the same picture for each individual work. And the colour of the thread and the direction of the image inspire the onlooker to search for what it could be. The black and white works were made when my mother was still alive. The pink and grey were created after my mother had died. Embroidering in mourning.
ZOMERSALON 2020 CBK Zuid Oost Amsterdam
A visually stimulating artwork that arouses curiosity gently. There is a lot to see here. The work is literally and figuratively layered, with past, present and future, pictures and thoughtsdepicted on thumbnail-size cards that together make one big artwork. This work can evolve in the future, by replacing the underlying drawings. The jury found the design and presentation to be an essential part of the appeal of this layered work.
Material: paper. Transparant fotosheet. Photograph. Size: 1,20/1,70
Fragments part 1
2015 – 2020
The head is that of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten (1353-1336 BC).
He is known as a nonconformist. For instance, he rejected the polytheistic worship of many deities in favour of a monotheistic religion with one god. Sun god Aton was at the helm of his empire. He also allowed himself to be portrayed in intimate settings in sculptures and hieroglyphs, which was totally unusual at the time.
Akhenaten was written out of history by the pharaohs, but intensive research into the Egyptian empire has been bringing his history to light.
I have been fascinated by Egyptian culture all my life, and the head of Akhnaton obsessed me in particular. I have painted and drawn it endlessly. Eventually, I took a photo of a painting of his head and printed it in negative.
The head, the place where our mental materials are stored. In this work, I have embedded fragments of thoughts that have sparked new thoughts and continue to shape my future. Because the visual materials are placed behind, I can always change them – something that is not so easy in reality.
Corona Archives in Nieuw Dakota
After four months of archiving digitally, this summer we are showing a large part of the Corona-archives submissions in Nieuw Dakota.
For this reason we have converted the space into a Passage. From Sunday July 12 we are open between 12.00-18.00.
The Corona-archives will be on show until Sunday August 30 during our regular opening hours.
Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41b
About my work
I moved during the corona lockdown. All my belongings are packed individually. They don’t touch, just like we must keep our distance from each other now. In my studio, I’m now busy folding all those papers. Moving is an intense time. My time stands still and moves at the same time. I feel the need to fold and stack all those papers neatly. To connect them, without clutter.