About

Born in Amsterdam, 1993. Graduated in 2018 with an MA Drawing at University of the Arts London and holds a degree in Fine Arts at Academy Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands. Currently living and working near Amsterdam, open to commissions.

/ Statement

In my practice I use drawing as a tool to question the cinematic image. All of my work comes from a desire to ‘keep’ film’s images; to take static extracts from something that was originally supposed to move to bring the narrative across.
The source material of my work is housed within Western mainstream and arthouse movies, from which I intuitively collect stilled fragments by taking screenshots. From this process, an archive of found-footage has emerged, consisting of thousands of disjointed film images that serve as references to large-scale pastel drawings and installations. In the presentation of these works, I look for ways of referring back to cinema and its inseparable relationship with theatre.
The fictional worlds that film and fine art offer windows into mirror socio-political issues of the society in which they exist. Recent works have reflected research on representations of women in film and explore relationships between male and female characters.

/ Education

MA Drawing, University of the Arts London (2017-2018)
Bachelor Fine Arts, Academie Minerva, Groningen (2011-2016)
Orientation Year, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (2010-2011)

 

/ Upcoming Exhibitions

‘Drawing Strength’ – Montsalvat, Eltham Victoria, Australia
(17 Nov 2018-6 Jan 2019)

 

/ Past Exhibitions

‘Halloween Exhibition’ – ETAT Space, Groningen (2018)
‘MA Summer Show 2018’ – Wimbledon College of Arts, London (2018)
‘Dissecting the Archive’ – Wimbledon College of Arts, London (2018)
‘Light Ignites Our Inspiration’ – Caroline Gardens Chapel, London (2018)
‘Life’ (co-curator) – Wimbledon College of Arts, London (2018)
‘Against Static’ curated by Tania Kovats – Wimbledon College of Arts, London (2018)
‘Netflix and Chill?’ – The Flying Dutchman, London (2018)
‘TIME + NARRATIVE’ curated by Sarah Woodfine – Wimbledon College of Arts, London (2017)
‘JONG III’ – Kunstencentrum K38, Roden (2017)
‘Finals’ – Oude Suikerunie, Groningen (2016)
‘A FEW MORE’ – Y2, Groningen (2016)
Hans Brinker Budget Trophy exhibition – Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam (2015)
Exhibition book publication: ‘FEW’ – Academie Minerva, Groningen (2015)
‘Sexpositie’ – Groningen (2015)
‘After Nature’ – NKD, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway (2015)
‘March Expo’ – Academie Minerva, Groningen (2015)
‘Heim’ – Oude postkantoor, Groningen (2014)
‘Something to Like me’ – Academie Minerva, Groningen (2014)
First year projectweek Minerva – Simplon, Groningen (2011)