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Mildred Janssens
updated: 02/03/2013
website: www.linkedin.com/in/mildredjanssensartscientist
 
   
 
 
     
 
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RSSC 4
Motif of Series RSSC (ENG: 'CSAC', Cut Strips Assemble Collage)
Study RSSC 1
RSSC 1
RSSC 3
RSSC 5
Motif of Series PVGP (ENG: 'MPTP' Move Paper Throw Pencils)
PVGP 2010-02/03-27/14
PVGP 2010-03/04-20/11
PVGP 2010-05-01/28
PVGP 2010-06-08/17
3 Pieces of the series PVGP in an exhibition room
PGVP 2009-12-05/26 (detail)
PGVP 2010-01-02/30 (detail)
PVGP 2010-01-12/14 (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, mapping, obsessive, pattern, landscape, process, repetition, science, systems
 
 
RSSC 4 by Mildred Janssens
RSSC 4
Collage of a copied and multiplied drawing
2009
6.7 " x  6.7 "  x 0.04 " 
Motif of Series RSSC (ENG: 'CSAC', Cut Strips Assemble Collage) by Mildred Janssens
Motif of Series RSSC (ENG: 'CSAC', Cut Strips Assemble Collage)
Photo
2009
6.7 " x  6.7 " 
Study RSSC 1 by Mildred Janssens
Study RSSC 1
Collage of a drawing
2009
0 " x  0 " 
RSSC 1  by Mildred Janssens
RSSC 1
Collage of a copied and multiplied drawing
2009
6.7 " x  6.7 "  x 0.04 " 
RSSC 3 by Mildred Janssens
RSSC 3
Collage of a copied and multiplied drawing
2009
6.7 " x  6.7 "  x 0.04 " 
RSSC 5 by Mildred Janssens
RSSC 5
Collage of a copied and multiplied drawing
2009
6.7 " x  6.7 "  x 0.04 " 
Motif of Series PVGP (ENG: 'MPTP' Move Paper Throw Pencils)  by Mildred Janssens
Motif of Series PVGP (ENG: 'MPTP' Move Paper Throw Pencils)
Photo
2009
Dimensions variable
PVGP 2010-02/03-27/14 by Mildred Janssens
PVGP 2010-02/03-27/14
Drawing on an inktjet printed grid (paper)
2010
33 " x  44 "  x 3.5 " 
PVGP 2010-03/04-20/11 by Mildred Janssens
PVGP 2010-03/04-20/11
Drawing on an inktjet printed grid (paper)
2010
33 " x  44 "  x 3.5 " 
PVGP 2010-05-01/28 by Mildred Janssens
PVGP 2010-05-01/28
Drawing on an inktjet printed grid (paper)
2010
33 " x  44 "  x 3.5 " 
PVGP 2010-06-08/17 by Mildred Janssens
PVGP 2010-06-08/17
Drawing on an inktjet printed grid (paper)
2010
33 " x  44 "  x 3.5 " 
3 Pieces of the series PVGP in an exhibition room  by Mildred Janssens
3 Pieces of the series PVGP in an exhibition room
Drawings on inktjet printed grids (paper)
2009-2010
Dimensions variable
PGVP 2009-12-05/26 (detail) by Mildred Janssens
PGVP 2009-12-05/26 (detail)
Drawing on an inktjet printed grid (paper)
2009
33 " x  44 "  x 3.5 " 
PGVP 2010-01-02/30 (detail) by Mildred Janssens
PGVP 2010-01-02/30 (detail)
Drawing on an inktjet printed grid (paper)
2010
33 " x  44 "  x 3.5 " 
PVGP 2010-01-12/14 (detail) by Mildred Janssens
PVGP 2010-01-12/14 (detail)
Drawing on an inktjet printed grid (paper)
2010
33 " x  44 "  x 3.5 " 

Artist Statement

In my experimental drawings I explore the relationships between, the measurable and the immeasurable, order and chance, cause and effect. The lines of thinking that characterize my work are partly deduced from process modeling theories I use as an engineer. It enables me to explore the essentials of the motifs I find in my direct surroundings in an (almost) scientific manner.
 
In my work I study how we observe, perceive and assess our surroundings and interpret elements in it. I try to capture the moment when we become aware of the appearance of our living environment and are able to view it in a wider context, offering new perspectives and possibilities. 
 
The works are representations of motifs that I find in my own surroundings: rows of young plants growing in a ploughed field, or the two-sided image of an apple tree: ripe fruit hanging untouched in the crown of the tree, and the ground beneath the tree strewn with apples that have fallen down to rot. The actions I perform to create my work are ‘extended analogues’ of factors that determine the appearance of the original habitat. For example, to create an ‘analogue’ of ploughing a field, I cut up copied drawings of a ploughed field into strips and recombine them into a collage. Similarly, by dropping pencils onto a piece of paper hanging down from a table, and letting them slide down along the paper, I refer to apples falling from an apple tree. 
 
In the actions I perform to create my work conditions and variations are very important. This applies to the choice of dimensions, positions, ranges, # of repeats and step sizes. The appearance of my work is also the result of (predestined) chance: the part of my actions that I cannot control, the structure of the original drawing or by interruptions in printed grids. 
 
In this way I create a synthesis between order and chance. The works are presented as objects (not as windows to another world) free hanging above or under eye level, enabling the viewer to interpret the work from his/her own perspective and give new meaning to them.

Artist Bio / CV

Mildred Janssens (1971) Chemical Engineer and Visual Artist lives and works in the south of The Netherlands.

She graduated in Fine Arts at the Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht NL in july 2010. Next to drawing she also uses printing and collage techniques.

She was one of the selected graduates who joined the travelling exhibition De Aanloop - Der Anlauf - L’ Élan # 3’. This exhibition attended 3 cities in the Euregion of The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany (september 2010 - january 2011). Being one of the winning entries of the open call ‘John Cage, of what is and what might have been’ her work was included in the presentation Happy New Ears’ as part of the John Cage exhibition ‘The Anarchy of Silence’ at Schunck* (Glaspaleis) in Heerlen NL (september - november 2010). Her work was shown at the ‘Graphos Biennale  in Den Bosch NL. An exibition about the latest developments in Dutch graphical arts (may - june 2011). Exhibition Patronen, ACEC in Apeldoorn (october - november 2011). Exposition at De Nieuwe Gang in Beuningen (march - april 2012).

Work in collections: DSM (since juny 2012)

Publications: 

John Cage, Happy New Ears, Schunck*, september 2010

Graphos Biennale 2011, page 6; page 108-109; page 174 

BK Informatie, Tijdschrift voor beeldende kunstenaars, 2011-7, page 13; page 21

Raam Grafiekmagazine 11 # 3 Patronen