LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Marijke Breuers grew up in a small village in the Netherlands in the 1960s. At that time, there was little room for manoeuvre for the individual. For her, studying at the Art Academy in Utrecht marked the beginning of a new life. Space to shape her own life.
She worked as a graphic designer and screen printer at the Multimedia Centre Melkweg in Amsterdam and as a guest lecturer at the HKU. She taught future supervisors in children's centres and community workers. The vision as it was developed in the Reggio Emilia in children's centres was a source of inspiration and a confirmation of her own vision on education. Following the children's work process and developing an investigative attitude are central to this. This attitude was in line of her own working process as a visual artist. She is still particularly interested in the entire work process of an artist. What choices do they reveal?
The selection for the Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2013 was a great incentive to give her own work more priority. She made a series of works in which she looked back at her childhood and wondered what she eventually wanted to take with her as luggage. She continues to look for the leeway you have to shape and develop your life and work. Her interest in the choices of others who live in a completely different environment was stimulated by this. During artist-in-residency periods in various European countries, she takes photographs of interiors of partly deserted houses. She delves into the political and cultural history of the residents and makes drawings/collages in which elements from the interiors, the environment and history become visible. Gradually, mixed media works and installations are created based on the traces of the residents. In the coming years, she will continue her voyages of discovery through Europe.
WHO I AM
I am a visual artist of poetic works in which I visualise traces of human lives.
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