The paint, the beautiful opaque white colour on my body is made of oyster shells, earth, nature…I am nature, we are nature…Everything is connected. Nothing in live is permanent, be humble! This image is part of a series made in collaboration with @linolithium , images that focus on the relationship between human and nature, images that very literally show the connection between me, my art/research and nature. This wonderful colour white is made from oyster shells (a waste material from restaurants… ) My paint is completely biodegradable, making sure not to break the continuous circle that is and should be present throughout life!
The Resource House in Heerlen is the first modular house in the Netherlands that is completely built with recycled materials and raw materials. The first design for the Resource House already consists of 66% recycled (demolition) materials, but their search for new applications in re-use continues!
As a pigment specialist, Dorieke is researching the color of pigments from various demolition materials with natural origin (eg these roof tiles). Subsequently, in collaboration with Jorn Behage, we examine which possibilities these pigments have in the Resource House, such as wall colors.
Dorieke is guest speaker during the BedTalks in the Maastricht Student Hotel op March 8.
More information or want to attend? Click here!
Last weeks Dorieke was artist-in-residence bij Glo’ Art. From this residency two new paintings were produced, completely done in natural pigments.
“Give you roots and the Freedom to Grow” /1.90m x 1.40m/ tempera made with natural pigments on burlap/2018 /
It celebrates the relationship between human and nature, showing a pattern of light and shadow on hands holding a delicate root, against a background of dark soil. There is no light without darkness and no life without death…A large circle binds everything together, the colours/pigments/paint are made of soil, earth, nature…we are nature, earth, soil, it is the origin and destination of all, everything is connected. Nothing in life is permanent, be humble!
Starting on January 8, together with six other international artists, Dorieke will be Artist in Residence for 4 weeks at Glo’Art in Belgium.
The goal of Glo’Art is to discover and coach talented artists from around the world and to offer them the possibilities to grow and develop.
On social media, and on the project page, reports will be done from this residency.
From today onwards you can also order my Fine Art cards and custom orders via a separate webshop. These prints are used by me to try out color samples that originate from the research into natural color pigments.
The A4 prints are made according an original design by my hand and printed on biodegradable “growing paper”. This is paper made from recycled paper and in which seeds have been processed. Each print is separately painted and / or drawn, making them all one of a kind!
They are part of my concept, my vision … make art, not waste! It is a small circle, the raw materials of the artwork come from the earth, nature, if the artwork is no longer desired it can be returned to the earth, to nature. Place it under a thin layer of soil in the spring / summer and nature will bloom again, coming full circle and a new cycle can start.
By purchasing these prints you support my work and research as an artist and researcher. In addition to the prints, it is now also possible to place a custom order for the soil types of loess and local limestone.
The print is worked out in a concept in a box, a total picture of the work process. The box contains a sample of raw material, pigment, paint, the print and a color chart. These drawings are made on request and have a delivery time of two weeks.
Take a look at the webshop by clicking through the menu at the top!
Yesterday a single spread was published about Dorieke and her werk in the CNME Lab at Dagblad De Limburger. You can click on the article below to read it (Dutch only)
Would you like to know more about her and her work?? Visit her in her lab! Contact us to make an appointment.
On Sunday, November 19, the first public workshop of Couleur Locale will take place.
We start with explanation about the project, explanation of my research, vision, art and sustainability and my free work, a small tour of the lab and the garden. Then, students start working on the conversion of raw materials such as loss and marl in useful paint pigments. With these pigments we are going to paint on a natural basis (tempera technique). The paint can be tested on a small panel, but the focus of this workshop is on the process, not on visual results.
The cost is € 50.00 including all material, coffee / tea, excluding lunch.
The workshop will continue with enough entries, if you know interested for now or next time, sharing information is highly appreciated!
If you have any questions, I’d love to hear.
Click here to take part!