Dutch Design Week Hidden Gem #7

Dorieke Schreurs: pareltje #7 van DDW

The Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is the largest design festival in Northern Europe. Every year we pick nine designers that we think are this year’s hidden gems. You can read their stories here. Today: Dorieke Schreurs about sustainable paint. 

What does an artist do at the Dutch Design Week? Researcher and visual artist Dorieke Schreurs explains why she is participating in the festival this year. For ten weeks she followed an intensive programme at BioArt Laboratories. At DDW you will see the results of her search for a bio-based and biodegradable alternative to acrylic paint.

She’s been following BioArt Lab from a distance for some time now, she says. read the rest on the website of Innovation Origins.

Location: the work of Dorieke Schreurs and all other participants of the Talent Pressure Cooker will be on display at the new location of BioArt Laboratories, opposite the Philips Fruit Garden. The address is: Oirschotsedijk 14

Dorieke selected for prestigious international Talent Pressure Cooker program Bio Art Laboratories in Eindhoven

At the end of July I was informed that I have been selected to take part in the prestigious international Talent Pressure Cooker program of Bio Art Laboratories in Eindhoven. During a research period of 10 weeks I will look for opportunities to help bio-based and biodegradable alternative for the current acrylic paint for the creative sector. The focus here is on renewable natural material and organic polymers. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the transition to a sustainable art sector, where material use fits in with a circular vision.

During the Dutch Design Week 2018 in Eindhoven from 20 to 28 October, the research result (and hopefully a prototype product) will be presented to visitors and businesses. To meet the high travel, accommodation and presentation costs that come with this research period, I seek financial support through this crowdfunding campagne.

Ode to the Oyster

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!

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Dorieke supports the Resource House

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.

New paintings with natural pigments during Residency at Glo’Art

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 “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!

 

"Down to Earth" 1.90m x 1.40m tempera made with natural pigments on burlap, 2018

One of the large paintings I worked on as artist-in-residence : “Down to Earth” /1.90m x 1.40m/ tempera made with natural pigments on burlap/2018 /
 
It celebrates the relationship between human and nature, showing a figure standing on a surface of soil and roots, holding pieces of the same earth/soil in the hands. 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

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