I am a visual artist living and working in Amsterdam.
My work varies from street photography, studio portraits, video’s, drawing, painting and collages.
Due to me being on the spectrum (ASD) I have an eye for detail, a high sensitivity and difficulty distinguishing between main and side issues. I am always observing human behavior. Like a lot of other women on the spectrum it started with copying others people’s behavior to not stand out. After getting my diagnosis I became aware what it meant and started researching and using it in my art practice.
With my images I hand over the experience of constantly having to solve puzzles to get a grip, showing human action and behavior to be confusing. I do this by elevating the ordinary into something special. Photographic means as exposure, point of view and crop are used in a way that unimportant details become important and positioning becomes difficult. I consciously create confusion; front becomes back, inside becomes outside. Every image raises questions, there is little guidance or certainty and they leave you with the feeling of being an observer and outsider.
With my work I aim to give an understanding about neurodiversity and there not being one ‘right’ way of thinking and behaving.
2021 – … WorkShowGrow school
2017 – 2021 Photo Academy, Amsterdam (4 years out of 5)
2020 Online workshop ‘Quietly Loud’, Kristine Nyborg & Felicia Chang
2019 Workshop, Syntax / Semantics with Sarker Protick, iMPACT DOC, Amsterdam
2009-2012 Graphic Media Institute, Amsterdam
2006 Basic Photography Course, Photoacademy Amsterdam
2003-2004 Digital Design, (New Media), St.KAO/Kreft, Haarlem
1994-1996 School of the Arts (Bachelor), Amsterdam (drawing, painting, graphics)
1991-1995 Educational Faculty of Amsterdam, Teacher Training in Arts