Enjoy the beautiful artworks by the textile artist Karin van der Linden. Her pieces are a clever combined mix of embroidery, sculpture, installation and mixed media collage. The aesthetic is impeccable and incredibly poetic.
I didn’t find so much insights about her art research, but these are some words from one of her exhibition called Remember Me:
The exhibition, and the piece of work highlighted in it, “Remember Me” is based on memories of my mother, my grandmother and my own past. The mostly orphaned materials that I have used give an extra explanation.
My mother was born in a monastery in Krefeld where my grandfather and grandmother at the time, forced by circumstances, lived. She lived there with her brother for the first 12 years of her life. A period that determined the rest of her life.
The front of the piece shows embroidery, supplemented with photos and objects from that time. In my childhood, during the holidays, I regularly visited monasteries related to my mother’s past. Photos of this are shown on the back of the workpiece. In addition to the memories, the work also portrays a dark, laden atmosphere.
Promotional poster of Crafty Fox Market Event at Kindred Studios
The 9+10 of June (Saturday-Sunday) I will be part of this amazing event organised by Crafty Fox Market at the Kindred Studios. During this weekend the Kindred artist studios will be open to the public, and Crafty Fox is organising a big party in the same venue.
There will be plenty of designers/makers and illustrators stalls, where you can find unique handmade beauties to bring home, and several free workshops to try. The entry is completely free too, so prepare yourself for a huge creative weekend!
I will have a stall Saturday 9th of June, you are more than welcome to come by and have a chat with me. You can also see and purchase my original pieces and fine art prints too. Sunday 10th of June I will have a fun interactive and collaborative installation at the Kindred Studios cafe.
During this workshop I will help and give advice in how to decorate by hand giant posters of vintage portraits (they are big!), using unusual materials as stickers, washi tape and marker pens.
If you want to have a complete list of the traders and take a look at the events running during the weekend, follow this link.
I truly hope to see you there, it will be so much fun!
I really enjoyed the amazing installations by The American artist Kirstin Lamb.
As a lover and collector of vintage ephemera of any kind, Kristin recreates that sense of retro style into her paintings, in both of her abstract and portraits works. After that, she arranges each art piece into a room, creating beautiful and colorful installations of paintings that “speak” to each other.
With Infinity Series the Canadian-Trinidadian artist Curtis Talwst Santiago makes a clear statement. This body of work is composed of miniature sceneries carefully handcrafted inside vintage jewellery boxes.
Most of the themes covered by the artist have a sociopolitical background like refugees on boats, police brutality assaults or completely burned houses.