Sigrid van Woudenberg

Sigrid van Woudenberg 1967

Lives in IJsselstein. Works in IJsselstein.
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Galerie Helder

In the drawings by Sigrid van Woudenberg the trembling of light and heat makes you end up in a fata morgana. You become part of her fantasy world. You get hypnotized by these mirages and continue to look fascinated. Her inscrutable drawings are almost photographic, like stills from a film. The large formats show small human figures in an overwhelming nature. The smaller drawings just zoom in on that. Do you see scenes from a memory? Or do you experience a fragment of a dream you just woke up from? It can also be silence before the storm or the peace after the delusion of a busy day. In any case, the black is intensely deep in the foreground against a sharply striking white. The light is shimmering between the grey nuances. In the shadow of that light, with which the dark contrasts strongly, there is an event.   Van Woudenberg uses and examines her material in all possible ways. She sculpts it very physically as a sculptor, with great precision. The white background of the paper is sometimes left blank, appearing as light against the black Siberian chalk. She gives her material expressions from soft to hard and vice versa. With seemingly simple actions she sorts an optimal expression. All shades of grey from dark to light together form her colorful palette. You look at a story that seems to be taking place slowly. Time actually stands still. The days seem calm and languid, frozen in images of memory or desire, as it were fairytales from the present without beginning or end. Her play of light and dark contrasts reinforces your sense of temperature, even a warm pleasant feeling. Present figures are airy moving or standing, sometimes lying down, but silent, also playing and airy dressed - it is always summer you would think. Sometimes a poetic title betrays her inner world. You can get lost undisturbed in all of Van Woudenberg's drawings. And she makes you part of her unbridled imagination.

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Sigrid van Woudenberg, Exhibition 'Mesmerising' at Galerie Helder.
Exhibition 'Mesmerising' at Galerie Helder.
Sigrid van Woudenberg
Sigrid van Woudenberg, Exhibition 'Mesmerising' at Galerie Helder.
Exhibition 'Mesmerising' at Galerie Helder.
Sigrid van Woudenberg, Sigrid in the gallery
Sigrid in the gallery
Sigrid van Woudenberg, Sigrid making final adjustments
Sigrid making final adjustments

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Opleiding: 1985-1990 Akademie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg (NL) Tentoonstellingen: 2018 Anonyme Zeichner, Galerie im Körnerpark, groupshow, Berlin (DE) 2018 Boijmans Van Beuningen, Kunst4Kids, Rotterdam (NL) 2018 Drawing ‘Other People’s Lives’ on shortlist Wells Art Contemporary Awards, Wells (UK) 2018 Ketelfactory, groupshow contemporary art, curator Anke Roder, Schiedam (NL) 2018 Tekenkabinet XL, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, KINK/Drents Museum, Assen (NL) 2018 Solo Exhibition, Galerie Helder, The Hague, (NL) 2018 Tekenkabinet in Amstelpark 13, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, Amsterdam (NL) 2018 KunstRAI, Galerie Helder, Amsterdam (NL) 2018 Rijksmuseum Twenthe, ‘De Aard der Dingen’, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, Enschede (NL) 2018 Akroma Collective, Drawing Now Paris, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, Paris (F) 2018 Akroma Collective, Latvian National Museum of Art, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, Riga (Latvia) 2018 Nyenrode Business University, Fundraising for Round Table Foundation India, Amsterdam, (NL) 2017 Drawing Hub Berlin, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, Berlin (DE) 2017 Blind Date, Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam, Drawing Exhibition, Amsterdam (NL) 2017 Rijksmuseum Twenthe, groupshow ´De Aard der dingen´, Drawing Exhibition, Enschede (NL) 2017 BIG ART, groupshow, Oversized Artworks, Design & Art, Amsterdam (NL) 2017 Tekenkabinet in Amstelpark 13, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, Amsterdam (NL) 2017 Tekenkabinet, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow Museum Waterland, Purmerend (NL) 2017 KunstRAI Art Amsterdam, Galerie Helder, Amsterdam (NL) 2017 Drawing Centre Diepenheim ´Botanica, groupshow, Diepenheim (NL) 2016 Galerie Helder, ‘Spring of Drawings’, Drawing Exhibition, The Hague (NL) 2016 Extrapool ‘Rampant Drawings’, Drawing Exhibition, Nijmegen (NL) 2016 Galerie Helder, ´Different Corners´ Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, The Hague (NL) 2015 Galerie Helder, Art The Hague, The Hague (NL) 2015 Galerie Helder, ‘Drawing Festival’,groupshow, The Hague (NL) 2015 Tekenkabinet, Kunstenhuis, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, Amsterdam (NL) 2015 Tekenkabinet, Beurs van Berlage, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, Amsterdam (NL) 2015 Tekenkabinet, Museum Waterland, Drawing Exhibition, groupshow, Purmerend (NL) Publicaties/ Media 2018 chmkoome’s blog ‘A bundle of broken mirrors’ review ‘Mesmerizing’ 2018 Drawing ‘ Yearner’ in the Berlin newspaper ‘der taz’ (article about ‘Anonymous Drawings’ 2018 See All This, vermelding Solotentoonstelling ‘Mesmerizing’ 2018 Den Haag Centraal ‘Uit de Kunst’ cover & review soloshow ‘Mesmerizing’ by Eline van der Haak 2018 Publicatie Ketelfactory Schiedam “The Eye is the Centre / Magnify Me” by Anke Roder 2018 Tentoonstellingscatalogus Tekenkabinet 2018 2018 Parool 31 maart “Tekenkunst Een volwassen kunstvorm” 2018 Kunstkrant januari-februari “Revival van tekenkunst…” 2017 Uitgave 1e Lustrum Tekenkabinet 2017 2017 Uitgave Rijksmuseum Twenthe & Museum TwentseWelle “Schepselen” 2017 Tekening ‘Anything that happens (Mountain)’ in kunstmagazine Palet september 2017 2017 Patty Morgan 2017 Two times ‘Kunst van de Dag’, Galeries.nl, 18 mei 2017, ‘Living/Light’ & ‘Anything that happens’ 2017 Galerij van de Tekenkunst, www.wimkranendonk.nl, van juli tot oktober. 2016 Nominee FID Prize 2016 2015 Wobby (Guest artist for Dutch Risograph printed zine Wobby #3)