ABOUT


Inspiration is all around us. In the beauty of nature, a flower, scuba diving, architecture, the little things of every day life and human interactions.

I combine these observations with the memories of my dreams into artworks defined by a balance between light and dark filled with detailed graphic patterns .


I also believe true art and creativity can not be restrained by one technique, so by not only creating a world on wood, I draw murals, windows and paper but also design & sew the clothes I wear and work as a photographer. 

With focus, discipline, patience and a vision I believe you can achieve anything you want.


Slowly the boundaries in expressing my creativity in one specific discipline seem to fade. Because I strive to always keep an open vision, regarding style, technique or discipline.


Inspired by life, the duality in people’s characters, both sides to every story.

The longing, doubt, challenge, to overcome, and strive to do better. Creating a mixture of female intrigue, darkness and wonder, always evolving.

 

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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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By appointment:

If you are interested to visit my artist studio in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

please feel free to fill out the contact form, 

or send an email to cillaurens@gmail.com

 

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Contact:

cillaurens@gmail.com

www.cillaurens.nl

      

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About:

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Area of expertise:

Fine art

Illustration

Murals

Photography

 

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Clients:

H&M Conscious

Absolut Vodca

Gategroup / Harmony on Board
UE ROLL / Ultimate Ears

TedX Amsterdam

Southern Comfort

Cortina fietsen

The house of Books

Chicago Social Club

Prestage Magazine

Lion Noir

HTNK


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Experience:

2019- Photography for LPRD / Studio Frowijn woman's cycling sportswear collection

2019- Cafe Bern, Amsterdam, solo show, "The wondering road"

 

2018- Pension Homeland, Amsterdam, solo show, "The wonders of my mind"

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