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Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
updated: 11/26/2011
website: www.roosmarijnschoonewelle.nl
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Let us unite
Let us unite II
Hell & high water
Untitled
Observaties [Observations]
Untitled
Friends of Mine
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
In This Old Land
Het Gajes [The Rabble]
Pekelveld [Salted Field]
Clean Up The Air
Untitled
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape, abstract, figurative, dreams, surreal, animals, fantasy, geometric, memory, nature
 
 
Let us unite by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Let us unite
ink, oil pastel on paper
2011
12,6 " x  9,5 " 
Let us unite II by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Let us unite II
ink, gouache, oil pastel and pencil on paper
2011
11,4 " x  16,5 " 
Hell & high water by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Hell & high water
drawings, cut out drawings and wood
2011
Dimensions variable
Untitled by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Untitled
ink, gouache and oil pastel on paper
2011
19,7 " x  19,7 " 
Observaties [Observations] by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Observaties [Observations]
ink, gouache, oil pastel andcharcoal on paper
2008
19,7 " x  25,6 " 
Untitled by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Untitled
ink, gouache and oil pastel on paper
2009
19,7 " x  25,6 " 
Friends of Mine by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Friends of Mine
ink, gouache, oil pastel and charcoal on paper
2009
59,1 " x  76,8 " 
Untitled by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Untitled
ink, gouache, oil pastel and coloured pencil on paper
2010
19,7 " x  25,6 " 
Untitled by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Untitled
ink, oil pastel and gouache on paper
2010
19,7 " x  25,6 " 
Untitled by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Untitled
ink, oil pastel, pencil and gouache on paper
2010
8,3 " x  11,4 " 
In This Old Land by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
In This Old Land
ink, oil pastel, charcoal, gouache, coloured pencil and pencil on paper
2008
77,2" x  127,9" 
Het Gajes [The Rabble] by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Het Gajes [The Rabble]
ink, gouache, oil pastel, pencil and coloured pencil on paper
2008
8,3" x  11,4" 
Pekelveld [Salted Field] by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Pekelveld [Salted Field]
ink, gouache, oilpastel, charcoal and coloured pencil on paper
2008
51,6 " x  60,2 " 
Clean Up The Air by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Clean Up The Air
ink and oil pastel on paper
2008
9,5" x  12,6" 
Untitled by Roosmarijn Schoonewelle
Untitled
ink, oilpastel, pencil and coloured pencil on paper
2008
11,4 " x  16,5 " 

Artist Statement

The drawn world that I create is one of fantasy and absurdity. I use observations from my everyday life and memories as departing points. I draw spaces that have unreal and multiple perspectives. They are scenes, abstract compositions, still lives and landscapes, in which either figuration or abstraction dominates. The line between the two is often difficult to distinguish.
Recurring elements in my work are mountains, clouds, animal like creatures and organic and geometrical forms. For me the mountains and clouds I create have to do with hope and desire, and the organic and geometrical forms provide a formal structure within an image.

The various figures in my work have an independent position and are one with the landscape. They are trying to approach each other, but in spite of their desire to connect they remain helpless and alone. The tension between failing of inter-relationships and the harmony between the figures and the landscape, characterizes my work and creates a range of atmospheres. An extra layer of tension is created, by using different techniques and materials in one drawing. The intense colors and strong contrasts that I use, do produce a formal aesthetic, but are also creating a feeling of estrangement.

When drawing, I begin by juxtaposing layers, and allowing forms to arise in this way. I explore the materials and let the possibilities surprise me. Initially the hand I’m drawing with is searching, but finishes with a goal. While I’m working, I search for the logic of the drawing, in this process I always think of form and space. I look for direction and significance. I want to reveal the unity of my searching and discovering. For me a drawing is successful when the work has a strong atmosphere and still has a fresh feeling to it.


Artist Bio / CV

Roosmarijn Schoonewelle, born in 1980, in Hoorn, The Netherlands

Education: Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, 2001-2005
Grant: startstipendium Fonds BKVB, 2006
Artists Collective: http://www.hethardepotlood.nl

Exhibitions:

2011     I wish I koved the human race, Arti et Amcitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2011     Grenswerk 2011, Artspace Flipside / CBK Den Bosch, NL
2011     Hell & high water, Het Zeemanshuis, Amsterdam, NL
2011     Large body of water, C3 GALLERY, Amsterdam, NL
2010     PUSH, RC de Ruimte, Amsterdam, NL
2010     OPEN, C3 De Conceptstore, Amsterdam
2009    Jeune Creation 2009, Le CENTQUATRE– 104, Paris, FR 2009    Rationes Dubitandi:Redenen tot Twijfel, Tijdelijk Museum Amsterdam/ Bureau Twee, Amsterdam, NL
2009    Buitenprestatie, De Kijkkasten, Amsterdam, NL
2009    Gegarandeerdt Contemporary, Wester Uni Amsterdam, NL
2008     Hazengrauw, Revolution 100.000etc Gallery, Middelburg, NL
2008    Le Milieu, Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam, NL
2008    You Can't Remember Where It Was, i.c.w. Richtje Reinsma, Safe, Dalfsen, NL
2008    Het Nutshuis, Villa Nuts,  Den Haag, NL
2008    Galerie in der Stadtscheune, Anonymous Drawing Selection, Otterndorf, Germany.
2007    RC de Ruimte, Quantumvis III, IJmuiden, The Netherlands
2007    Raum fuer Kunst, Anonymous Drawings 6, Bluetenweiss, Berlijn, Germany.
2006    Hotel Noaille / Mobile Institute, Brussels, BE
2005    Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Final Show, Amsterdam, NL
2005    Oude Kerk, Rietveld in de Kerk, Amsterdam, NL
2004    Artist of the Week, de Chiellerie, Amsterdam, NL
2004    Venterette, Kunstvlaai 5, Amsterdam, NL
Residencies:
2011    Grenswerk, Tripkau, Germany
2006    Hotel Noaille/ Mobile Institute, Brussels, BE
2006    Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany

Books, Publication, Catalogs:
2009    Mister Motley XTRA, De Kunstenaar
2008    Doing The Thing, book.
2007    Anonyme Zeichner 6, catalog
2007    5 jaar Chiellerie, catalog
2005    Untitled, handmade book.