My name is Marjolein and I studied Fine Art at the University of Arts in Utrecht (2002). My body of work stems from one personal question: how do I take up space? My research into the possibilities in doing this, leads me along human and animal territorial expressions. I draw, paint, sculpt, construct, photograph and film. Colour explosions, geometric and big angular forms and plantconfetti characterize my work.
We spend our daily lives trying to find our place in the world, as individuals and as a group. We do this through very small and very large actions. Taking up space includes being yourself, forming an identity, presenting yourself, controlling your environment, feeling safe and more. All these things have a physical and visual component. This is what I work with. I study the world of architecture, public space, the plant and animal kingdom and human nature. I play with the effects of colour, patterns, format, arrangement and text as a visual element. Sometimes location or theme are decisive for making a work.