ABOUT


 

About:

 

The material that I love to create my artworks on the most is wood

The natural feeling, the care and patience it needs whilst drawing

on wood are a perfect match for me using millimetre thin ink pens.

 

My drawings and paintings are personal stories illustrated by filling

every corner or shape with graphic patterns.

 

These are all details of structures I see around me in my every day life.

By doing so I calm and clear my mind as if there is no more space left for thought.

 

My background in photography and graphic design I use to transform the inspiration I find 

in nature, architecture, human interaction, shaping this into the graphic patterns 

that define my artworks.

 

I believe true art and creativity can not be restrained by technique, so by not only 

creating a world on wood, I draw on murals, windows and paper but also design & 

sew my own clothing and am now planning to take a course in screen printing 

and plan to design my own clothing line in the future.


As I grow older, I grow as a creative... as an individual being.

And with age the boundaries in expressing my creativity in one specific discipline seem to fade.

I aim to always keep an open vision, regarding style, technique and discipline, 

the future is a journey.

 

When it comes to inspiration and influences,  I am inspired by life, the duality in people’s characters,

the struggle, the joy, doubt, challenge, disappointment, to overcome, to challenge oneself.

From all this I try to create a mixture of female intrigue, darkness and wonder.

This leads me to create a whimsical yet clear representation of my elusive world.

 

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Education:

 

1995 - 2000 

Art Academy Constantijn Huygens, Kampen

Graphic Design

 

2003 - 2004

Royal Academy of fine Arts, The Hague

Photography

 

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Exhibitions:

Current:

Pension Homeland

Marineterrein, Amsterdam

Solo Show

“The Wonders of my Mind”

 

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By appointment:

 

Open studio

If you are interested to visit the artist studio

please feel free to fill out the contact form, 

or email: cillaurens@gmail.com

 

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Experience:

 

2018- Pension Homeland, Marineterrein Amsterdam, NL, window drawing design

2018- Open Ateliers Amsterdam, Exhibition Oosterkerk, Amsterdam, NL

2018- Artplein Spui, Sunday market, art market, Spui Amsterdam, NL, every sunday till august

 

2017- Burke Arts, Morganton, North Carolina, USA, Group Show, the woodworkers show
2017- Gategroup / Harmony on Board- Hamburg Messe, Drawing live drawings for Gategroup Clients
2017- Artplein Spui, Sunday market, art market, Spui Amsterdam, NL, every week


2016- Pllek, NDSM WERF, Amsterdam, NL, Solo Show

2016- The Thinking Hut, Amsterdam, NL, Solo Show

2016- Sissy Boy Market, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, NL, Group Show in open Air.

 

2015- UE Boom, UE Roll/ Cortina Bike launch new UE Roll, de Waterkant, NL,  live painting bike

2015- Creating new Artworks, Represented by Gallery in London, UK

 

2014- Next Gallery, Group Show ‘Woman’, Rotterdam, NL

2014- Atomica Gallery, London, Group Show

2014- H&M Conscious Line, the Netherlands, Launch new collection artwork design 

2014- Roest, Amsterdam Roest, Solo Show

2014- Lion Noir Restaurant, the Netherlands, logo design Lion Noir, Diner menu logo & Sweater print design

2014- Kantor Exhibition, the Netherlands - Group show

2014- Painting shop window for concept store HOME IS,  Amsterdam

 

2013- Glossybox, design for cover Glossybox NL

2013- The Collector, Exhibiting original works, The Collector - Amsterdam

2013- Kerst Brocante Markt, by SISSY-BOY, One Day Christmas Market, Amstelkerk & Amstelveld, Amsterdam

2013- TROUW Amsterdam, HTNK OneDayShop, One day Exhibit, 

2013- PUPMAG, Interview in Magazine

2013- KANTOR, represented by PUP Creative Agency, Amsterdam - group show

2013- Glossybox design sleeve, Design cover GlossyMAG and cover story in GlossyMAG, September issue

2013- Modefabriek, HTNK Story Store ,  Amsterdam Rai, summer edition

2013- HTNK OneDayShop, Trouw - Amsterdam

2013- Hutspot Gallery, Pup Gallery, Group show, April-June, - Amsterdam

2013- Conservatorium hotel, Group exhibit, June,Amsterdam Rhubarb week

2013- Gallery Pouleouff  - Naarden Vesting, Group show

2013- 1000 Drawings, Flemish Art Centre De Brakke Grond - Amsterdam

2013- Modefabriek: HTNK OneDayShop -Amsterdam Rai, winter edition

 

2012- WALLS gallery, Amsterdam - Group Show, ‘Identity’ , 

2012- Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

2012- WALLS gallery, Amsterdam - Group Show, ‘Keep on Dreaming’ , 

2012- No Man’s Art Gallery, Copenhagen - Group show

2012- Baas PR office, Wallpainting office Amsterdam 

2012- Nuit Blanche, Amsterdam - Group show

2012- HTNK OneDayShop in Amsterdam - Group show

2012- Prestage magazine - Publication

2012- WALLS gallery, Amsterdam - Group Show, ‘Artistic Affairs’ 

2012- Modefabriek, Amsterdam Rai, HTNK stand, Exhibit

2012- I love illustration - Publication on the website

 

2011- WeAreVoid Gallery, Group show, Opening show, Amsterdam

2011- Wallpainting, Bar 22, Amsterdam

2011- Artworks for Chicago Social Club, Amsterdam

2011- Wallpainting at Café Helden, in collaboration with Absolut Vodka, Amsterdam

2011- Exhibition in Hotel Arena, Abudanz, Amsterdam

2011- Abudanz, donated an artwork for fundraiser, Amsterdam

2011- Wallpainting at Regional Archive, Alkmaar

 

2010- Artworks male and female for Restaurant/bar Lion Noir Amsterdam

2010- Illustration for Tedx Women Amsterdam poster-program

2010- Illustration design for window frame in Bar Gold, Breda for Southern Comfort

2010- Photography assistant

 

2009- Wallpainting - Mogeen Hair-saloon

2009- Freestyle Photography / mixed media

2009- Illustration Artwork - restaurant Serge, Amsterdam

 

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Contact:
E   cillaurens@gmail.com

W  www.cillaurens.nl

 

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About:

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Area of expertise:

Fine art

Paintings on wood

Murals

 

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Clients:

H&M Conscious Line

Absolut Vodca

Gategroup / Harmony on Board
UE ROLL /Ultimate Ears

TedX Amsterdam

Southern Comfort

Glossybox

Chicago Social Club

Pup Creative Agency

Prestage Magazine

HTNK (NL)