I don’t believe there’s a single thing that cannot be drawn.
That, right there, is my belief about living, because I have always related to the world by drawing it. Drawing is so utterly fundamental. It predates words.
Almost all of my work, whether it’s drawings, paintings, sculptures or installations, arises initially out of small drawings, usually on small scraps of paper, often on post-it notes, which act as wordless catchers for an idea forming. Drawing, in this sense, is a form of happy entrapment.
Starting from this base I work through ideas and iterations to create a visual structure, often incorporating ambiguity, often created out of a duality of form or idea, or of narrative versus moment, and based on themes of relationships, space, the body and proprioception, human experience, secrecy and belief. My work is expressive with a formalist core.
My aim is to create work that requires time and care in observation, but it arises out of moments.
The moment that begets the work is the moment that’s more significant than others.
Courses and Education
2012-2017 Bachelor Fine Art, Koninklijke Academie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, Netherlands
1995-2010 Various courses: botanical illustration; ceramics; experimental drawing
1989-1990 M.Sc. Medical Physics, University of Aberdeen, UK; specialising in imaging/image reconstruction, 3D representation, anatomy, physiology, radiation and nuclear physics.
1982-1986 B.Sc. Theoretical Physics, Queen Mary College, University of London.
30 June - 6 July 2017 Graduation Show, Fine Art, KABK, Netherlands
28 January 2017 ‘Luftet’, one day group exhibition of four final year art students at the KABK, Netherlands
20-21 February 2016 Solo performance of ‘Artisten der Camilla Mayer – Hochseiltruppe, a photo by Albert Georg Riethausen’ during closing exhibition of “Works to Know By Heart: The Imagined Museum”, Tate Liverpool, UK
11-13 June 2015 ‘ID Unknown’, group exhibition with participating third year students KABK, Netherlands
June 2007 VAKBE Exhibition, Eindhoven, Netherlands
March 2009 EPI Artists’ Exhibition, EPO, Munich, Germany
March 2007 EPI Artists’ Exhibition, EPO, Munich, Germany
June 2006 VAKBE Group Exhibition, Eindhoven, Netherlands
June 2005 VAKBE Group Exhibition, Eindhoven, Netherlands
March 2005 EPI Artists’ Exhibition, EPO, Munich, Germany
June 2003 VAKBE Group Exhibition, Eindhoven, Netherlands
June 2002 VAKBE Group Exhibition, Eindhoven, Netherlands
April 2014 The Lure Of Panopticum Berlin, an interview with Onno Schilstra and Wim Hardeman, Voorbeeld 2014, ISBN 978-90-72600-32-5
April 2014 Editor Voorbeeld 2014, Published KABK, Den Haag, ISBN 978-90-72600-32-5
1993-1997 various articles/editorials in local and professional newspapers
In my other life
I trained as a scientist and have a deep interest in the natural world. Since 2001 I have worked in intellectual property and am a European Patent Attorney specialising in imaging, radiotherapy, medical inventions and in particle physics and telecommunications.
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