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Fleurien Dingemans

“Flowers are my creative language, they let me celebrate the light and embrace the darkness. Inspired by the talking city walls, where the spray can is mightier than the sword, I create large canvases with raw graffiti, black ink and colorful pastel. It’s my dance with life”

Fleurien Dingemans (1973) main source of inspiration is a distant past that’s connected with her forefathers. Having made a name for themselves as floral still life painters, her ancestors gave her insight into the symbolism, versatility and power of flowers. Flowers have been a recurring theme in her work since she started as an artist. It’s part of her DNA, the language she uses.

In her latest series Fleurien found inspiration in various contemporary sources, such as the street art scene. Artists use building walls as canvas to convey loving messages as an antidote to our ever harsher and more divided society. It’s this rebellion aimed at living life out of love and authenticity that has influenced her work.

The artist uses a remarkable combination of techniques, and she harnesses the full potential of the characteristics of paint, ink, drawing materials and collage. The structure of the powder-like pigment of the drawing materials is different from the thicker, shiny texture of oil paint, and the layered structure of the paintings is underlined by her collage techniques. In this way, she seeks to mould her work, almost to sculpt on the canvas until the work’s impact is sufficiently strong – until the raw and darkish graffiti style blends with the softer structures and shapes of flowers.

Fleurien has built an impressive oeuvre with its own unique signature. Her works are included in both private and corporate collections internationally.

Prizes

2019
Internation Art Circle artist of the year – Nominated- Lyon, France
2019
We contemporary 2019 – Nominated- Praque, Russia
2018
international Art Circle artist of the year – Nominated- Lyon, France

Publications

2019
MUSA – International Art Space – Officine Grafiche Soc. Coop. – WeContemporary
2019
Spotlight Magazine- Spotlight 12
2017
Spoonfullofart- Fleurien Dingemans at CoffeeConcepts
2017
Nouveau- The lifestyle of
2016
Kunstkrant.nl – Power of the Flower
2016
FallMagazine – Floreren als geen ander

Solo exhibitions

2019
It’s all Jazz / Gallery – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2019
Flowers are the new Punk on Tour / De Kamer Gallery/ atelier de Preporche – Preporche, France

2019
Flowers are the new Punk / Gallery – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2018
Love Spray / Retort – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2017
Floral Revelation / Domaine de l’Amaurigue – Le luc en Provence, France

2016
Power of the Flower / Gallery – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2016
Structure of Beauty / Gallery Adam and Siam – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Group exhibitions

2019
Houtskool; de tekening – het materiaal/ WGkunst – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2019
The Illusion of Reality / Galeria De Marchi – Bologna, Italy

2015
Huisdiamanten/ home diamonds / Gallery SBK – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2014
The year of / Gallery  Jan Reinder Adema – Damwald, the Netherlands

2014
Intimate / Realisme fair – Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014
Nature/ Nature / Gallery KUUB – Utrecht, the Netherlands

2013
Summer Exhibition / Gallery Mokum – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2012
Winterflowers / Gallery De Vis – Harlingen, the Netherlands

2012
50 years Mokum / Gallery Mokum – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2012
Summer Exhibition / Gallery Mokum – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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