Artist Statement

Different levels of reality, frozen situations between facts and fiction fascinate me. I examine these themes by making constructions out of paper and cardboard, which I subsequently photograph. Building a mock-up is a crucial first step to make the real or fictional world tangible in a different way. By placing a construction between the object and its representation, this object is perceived indirectly and appears less ominous. Color, flatness and structure of the paper abstract the appearance of the real object. Space and reduction become image-forming features.

Layering, constructing and photographing - analog sculpturing is complemented by digital possibilities. The results are images, alternating between the three-dimensionality of the form and the flatness of the paper.

Biography

2018
Residenzstipendium Future Lab - Kunst in neuen digitalen Räumen
Nomination Vonovia Award "Best Photo Series" (Vonovia Award - shortlist)
2017
Teaching assignment at the University of Fine Arts Essen
degree Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Fine Arts Essen
2016
Laureate 1. RANOVA-Award 2016/2017
2013 
Study Fine Arts at the University of Fine Arts Essen, student of prof. Thomas Wrede and prof. Carsten Gliese
1960 
Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Exhibitions

2019
"Brennpunkte", RKB, Forum Kunst und Architektur, Essen

2018
"VERORTUNG", Stadtmuseum Münster / Friedrich-Hundt-Gesellschaft e.V., Münster (FHG Münster)
"Storyboard", solo-exhibition Gallery Obrist, Essen (+Basement Obrist)
"SCHAUfenster à la Art“, Kunstpreis des Landkreises Alzey-Worms, Wörrstadt

2017
"First Class“, Gallery Art Room, Düsseldorf (Art Room Düsseldorf)
"Future Artists Future“, Forum Kunst und Architektur, Essen (FKA Essen)
"Now“, Gallery Clowns und Pferde, Essen
DIE GROSSE, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW)
"Story-telling", solo exhibition RANOVA, Unna

2016
"Winterausstellung ZKE Projekt“, Zeche Königin Elisabeth, Essen (Fotografie als Medium in der Kunst)
"Upcoming Masters of Photography DGPh“, Photokina, Köln
"Revierkunst“, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund
"IN vitro“, Rechenzentrum der Universität zu Köln (Kunst im RRZK)

2015
"5. Essener Förderpreis“, Nominierung und Ausstellung, Essen
"Degree Show 2015“, HBK Essen