Dorine van der Ploeg is primarily a mixed media artist… yet she remains an interdisciplinary artist in the sense that her collages still employ a diverse range of mediums. While she was trained at the Wackers Academy in the realist style, Dorine now takes an abstract approach and plays freely with her subjects, aesthetics, and techniques.
Dorine’s work results from constant observation of her immediate surroundings. With a pair of scissors and a bag of painted sheets of paper, she enters a landscape and allows herself to observe the light, the colours, the nature, and its depth. She trained her eye to look at a real environment and see how forms and colours come together in abstract representations, which she then expresses through her collages.
In the recent time, her inspiration in terms of subject matter has been in her immediate surrounding, found in the ‘abandoned’ swimming pool in the backyard of her grandmother’s house and the trees in the forest close to her house. In these collages, the pool and the trees constantly re-appear in different spectacles that are playful in terms of how forms and colours present themselves visually.
Dorine is a Dutch artist, and she lives in Maastricht, NL.
Van der Ploeg is represented by Galerie PontArte (Maastricht). She has had exhibitions in Amsterdam, Maastricht, Wiesbaden (Germany) and in Genoa (Italy). In 2024, her work will be shown in Geel (Belgium) and in Rottenburg (Germany), among others. In addition, her work can be found at fairs such as Art The Hague and Art Karlsruhe.