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.
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.
/ Current and future exhibitions
/ Selection of Past Exhibitions
2019 Solo: Ellis Scheer – De Volmolen, Amersfoort
2018-19 Drawing Strength – Montsalvat, Eltham Victoria, Australia
2018 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 Space, London
2018 Against Static (curated by Tania Kovats) – Wimbledon Space, London
2018 Netflix and Chill? – The Flying Dutchman, London
2017 TIME + NARRATIVE (curated by Sarah Woodfine) – Wimbledon College of Arts, London
2017 JONG III – Kunstencentrum K38, Roden
2016 Finals – Oude Suikerunie, Groningen
2016 A FEW MORE – Y2, Groningen
2015 Hans Brinker Budget Trophy exhibition – Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam
2015 Book publication: FEW – Academie Minerva, Groningen
2015 After Nature – NKD, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway
2014 Heim – Old Post Office, Groningen
2011 Projectweek Minerva – Simplon, Groningen
2017-2018 MA Drawing – University of the Arts London
2011-2016 BA Fine Arts – Academie Minerva, Groningen
2010-2011 Orientation Year – Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Dec 2015 Hans Brinker Budget Trophy – Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam
May 2015 European Exchange Academy – Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Dale i Sunnfjord, Noorwegen
/ Interviews and publications