LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Sarah van Rossem (04-06-1990)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Tilburg, Fontys, academy of visual arts graduated in 2015)
Nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for
me. I feel a constant urge to create, to capture what is there. I often do this
in a very basic way, literally printing shapes and structures from nature.
Other times my work takes on a certain abstraction and a plant, moss, mountain
or animal has been the reason for a work. The flora is always in motion, it
blooms, grows, dies and takes different appearances in this whole process.
With the help of the etching press I can capture these apparitions very precisely. They have been rendered almost photographically, forever. My impressions of nature turn into impressions under the etching press. Sometimes I use other (photo)graphic techniques such as toyobo, cyanotype, risograph or screen printing.
Forests and mountains have a huge attraction for me. I have done long treks in remote and high areas such as the Himalayas, the Andes, Iceland, Patagonia, Mongolia, Alaska, the Alps and the Dolomites. Getting lost endlessly creates a certain experience. For me as an artist, walking is more inextricably linked to my artistry. Walking provides relaxation, peace and space. This gives me new ideas and insights. Like that one time, just before the end of the tree line in the Himalayas in Nepal, I found beautiful loose bark that had to be taken home.
My main work is free work, but I also make admissioned work and recently made a work for the municipality (public space) of Amsterdam, more information in this link:
See this link for all my exhibitions.
See this link for all of my Artist In Residences:
WHO I AM
Sarah van Rossem - Graphic Plant Printing Visual Artist
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