Anouk van Zwieten
Anouk van Zwieten’s painting process is an interplay of seeing, doing and thinking. Starting with quick drawings that give rise to associations, to which she then responds. A practice that is intuitive and with a fun-loving, cavorting character, in which recognizable objects from reality occur: anything from cigarettes, dead fish and cans to industrial areas or landscapes. As a result, ‘crowded paintings’ appear. To her the intriguing aspect of those ‘crowded’ paintings is the emptiness they are hiding.
Recently she’s started focusing on specific elements and details that she wanted to isolate and use as blow ups, changing the meaning and dynamic of the image. The works for Unfair™ are the result of this process using the ‘detail’ as an autonomous image.
Anouk van Zwieten, Untitled, 2018
Background Anouk van Zwieten (1991) is an Amsterdam born artist who lives and works in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art (with honors) from HKU, Utrecht. Her work has been purchased by Sanquin Art Collection, Amsterdam, De Nederlandsche Bank collection, Amsterdam and Albert Heijn Kunststichting, Zaandam, and was included in the Best of Graduates show at Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam and Art Rotterdam, among others.
Cry of the peacocks (2018)