Drawing to me, is a form of visual thinking in which its intrinsic value is the endpoint of each work.
A detail within a previous drawing is often the starting point for a new work of art.
I make drawings as autonomous artworks.
My drawings originate partly as a result of the travels I make.
After a visit to the Mesquita in Cordoba, Spain I created the series, "'non-hierarchical' space". ?This series represents/ depicts a visualization of infinity through the horizontal architecture of the Mesquita.
During a journey through South America, I observed that many small towns are built in block pattern because of their defensive considerations. I translated this observation into a 'bird's-eye perspective' in my work. By using axonometry, I could neutralize differences in values. ?These drawings are boundless, unlimited and placed in the form of the square.
When I raster layers over each other, the choices I make are determinative. These choices are still infinite. The same starting point will result in a new image in which different images can be discovered.
My fascination is the countless lines that make unspoken and unseen connections in the spatial whole.
In the series, "Singularities" I abolish the overview but I try to keep the 'non-hierarchical'.
A singularity is, in general, a strangeness: something where the normal rules or laws are no longer valid or no longer can be used.
In response to the created world around me, I determine my place again and again in my works, so that I exist!
Artist Bio / CV
Gerda Kruimer (Laren, The Netherlands)
Studies: Monumental Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Aademie in Amsterdam and Art History and Drawing (First Degree) at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam.
My work has been represented at a variety of shows in the Netherlands, such as the Kranenburgh Museum in Bergen, Society Arti et Amecitiae Amsterdam and is shown in different Ministries in The Hague. In 2009 and 2010 my work is the personal choice of the Minister of Culture for his office at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Hague. My work is shown in the collection of the Ministry of Housing and Construction (Rijksgebouwendienst) at several locations in the Netherlands. I made works in public space for the ING Real Estate Fund (Vastgoed Fonds) and the Town Hall of the city of Houten. I worked for the City of Amsterdam as a museum teacher Kunstkijkuren in six museums, among others the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum,the Van Gogh Museum, the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, the Hermitage aan de Amstel and the Tropen Museum. My works are represented in various private and public collections.