Carina Ellemers

Die Künstlerin Carina Ellemers wurde 1965 in Amsterdam in den Niederlanden geboren. Nach dem Studium an der "Gerrit Rietveld Academi" und an der "Rijksakademie in Amsterdam" arbeitete sie als Dokumentarfilm- und Programmproduzentin. Seit mehreren Jahren liegt ihr Fokus wieder auf ihren abstrakten Stoff-Gemälden.
Ihre minimalistischen, spielerischen Arbeiten bestechen durch ihre Komposition und Farbe. Bei näherer Betrachtung der Bilder wird man vom Material und der einzigartigen Haptik fasziniert. Gleichzeitig wird man von der durch Licht und Schatten erschaffenen zweidimensionalen Räumlichkeit bezaubert. Ihre Arbeiten haben einen geometrischen Ausgangspunkt - sie vermitteln durch die Materialien einen warmen, intimen und sinnlichen Blick auf die minimalistische Kunst. Sie ist vertreten in vielen Privatsammlungen und Museen weltweit.

A selection of twenty years of fine art

My work refers not only to abstract art and minimalism but also to everyday life through the examination of the sensuality of fabrics.
During my period at the Rijksacademie I became fascinated by the vulnerable beauty of virgin canvas. When canvas is seen as fabric, it reminds us of textiles that cover the skin; like clothing or fabric that covers you while you sleep, that keeps you warm, that feels familiar. This alluring intimacy allowed me to introduce into my work other textiles besides canvas, such as velvet, terry cloth, cotton and textiles with flower patterns.

Similar to art, fabric is part of our surroundings. In one of my works, I created a small black square that reminds us of the Black Square by Malevitch. In another work I used Matisse’s parrot, in a way that is similar to the work by Daan van Golden. But mainly the works are interwoven with each other, connected intricately by threads. Because the works are interconnected through thousands of stitches, all connections are concrete as well.

1965 Carina Ellemers, born on 24 june in Amsterdam

1971 – 1982 follows seven schools ; graduates at last at the Montessori Lyceum in Amsterdam; follows drawinglessons at the Van Gogh museum

1985 – 1990 works at dutch tv-broadcastingcompany Vpro presents and makes programms as Young Heroes, Gasthof zum Postmodernen and Prima Vista

1984 – 1990 follows four of the five years Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (department audio visual)

1990 – 1992 follows the Rijks Academy in Amsterdam (department graphics and multimedia); makes first works sewing

1990 makes the short film Tirabina, requiem for a rhinoceros

1992 makes the short film A Question of Bread; receives a grant for starting artists of the Dutch Fund for Arts

1993 makes the short film Anna, awarded in maincompetition filmfestival Slowakia

1994 takes part in a groupshow at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam (Royal Subsidy); has a solo-show at Sanquin in Amsterdam

1995 receives of the Dutch Fund for Arts a grant for artiststakes part in a groupshow in galery Van Gelder in Amsterdam; takes part in a groupshow at Arti in Amsterdam

1996 makes the short film Moving Pictures one; small solo-show at galery Van Gelder in Amsterdam; takes part in a groupshow at Sanquin in Amsterdam

1997 acts mainpart in the film Sepio by filmmaker Frans van de Staak; makes together with Barbara Hin innitiated by Filmstad The Hague the short film The Box

1998 makes the short film Moving Pictures two

1999 makes the short film Moving Pictures three, Diabolo with Wilfried de Jong; does research for organtransplantation for a feauture film with as resaerch question how organtransplantation is related to the passion of the body

2001 does sound in coöperation with soundengineer Jac Vleeshouwer for the feature film Magonia in France, The Netherlands and Georgia; does editing for the documentary 'De Onderste Steen' by Guido van Driel

2002 makes documentary Fail or Pass, broadcasted by Human and awarded in the maincompetition of the Filmfestival in Thessaloniki in Greece

2003takes part in a groupshow in Arti Amsterdam

2004makes the play for voices Strange (which originates from research on how organtransplantation relates to the passion of the body ); the play for voices is broadcasted on the radio Human; is sent in as Dutch entry of 2004 to the Radio Festival in New York and Prix Europa in Berlin

2004 travels to Indonesia, does camera, sound, production and editing; films photographer Tijn van Dijk during his fotoproject (in which Tijn - born in Jakarta as Tino Djumini, at the ae of three adopted by Dutch - the significance of familieportraits)

2005 travels to Indonesia, films Tijn van Dijk, who names himself Tino Djumini and lives in Indonesia as he marries with Desi; takes part in a groupshow in Cemara Art gallery Jakarta

2006 travels to Indonesia, films Tino and Desi having a child

2006 – 2007 of research for a film about organtransplantatie originates tht feature film scenario Pure

2007 the documentary Tijn… Tino, adopted photographer in search of familyportrait is broadcasted on television with Human; Moving Pictures three, Diabolo is shown in ‘a night of short art films’ in the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

2007 – 2008 writes the scenario Amsterdam keeps silence

2008 takes part in a groupshow at Ton de Boer Amsterdam, show at Ton de Boer

2009 show Kraijenhoff

2008 – 2010 gives workshops o.a.in coöperation with School of Poetry; making film with poetry

2010 groupshow at Ton de Boer

2011 solo-show ‘Stof’ at Studio Dorens; three groupshows with Franzis Engels; makes book Come to senses with oversight of works

2012 travels to Ghana for research for the filmproject ‘What Real African Women Wear’; has solo-show ‘Flower, square, skull’ in Boterhal in Hoorn

2013 developpes with producer SeriousFilm a serie of six about the significance of Saint Nicolas in six European countries; groupshow Franzis Engels; groupshow Rijksmuseum Twenthe – Paths to Paradise assembled by Atte Jongstra; solo-show at a home next to Jewishs Historic Museum Amsterdam

2014 Fitax500 at W139 art-trade; solo-show Pintohuis; groupshow Galerie Espace Enny with Eric de Nie, Jan Maarten Voskuil, Marian Bijlenga, Mark van Overeem en Carina Ellemers; groupshow 'Hommage' Kasteel Keukenhof

2015 groupshow Sanquin; Witteveen One size fits all; DAK duo-show 'Carina Ellemers and Arno Kramer I presume' Utrecht: groupshow Artes Foundation Modest Masters 1 with Pieter Bijwaard, Gerda Teljeur, Richard Caldicott, Sanne Bruggink, Luuk de Haan, Christiaan Kuitwaard and Carina Ellemers Bergen: trio-show LaKaserna Bad Nieuwe Schans with Marian Bijlenga, Irene van de Mheen and Carina Ellemers

2016 soloshow 'Stitched Paintings' Kersan Studio Yogjakarta Indonesia ; three groupshows 'Uniciteit, authenticiteit' with Roni Katz, Barbara Broekman, Emmy Bergsma, Erik Mattijssen, Hanna Vosseberg; Galerie Espace Enny; groupshow 'Minimal Frequencies' Arti Amsterdam with Pieter Bijwaard, Gerda Teljeur, Richard Caldicott, Sanne Bruggink, Christiaan Kuitwaard and Carina Ellemers; groupshow Witteveen with a.o. Berend Strik, Alet Pilon; groupshow Studio Van Dusseldorp Tilburg with Eric de Nie, Jan Maarten Voskuil, Marian Bijlenga, Simon Oud, Lam de Wolf and Carina Ellemers

2017 soloshow Code Rood in De kleine kapel Arnhem; ---expected--- soloshow München Crossover Artgallery Germany