10dence art gallery - creative concepts & project development

Mieke Siemons

Since 2004 Mieke Siemons paints abstract and expressive works. She feels one with the paint. She prefers, in fact, to paint with her hands. Smearing, smoothing, caressing, scratching, hitting. The canvas is the arena and that'€™s where it happens. Mieke Siemons loves to paint with her hands... Her hands themselves are often just like paintings. Feeling is important to her, emotion as much as the senses. 'Art does not reproduce what is visible, it creates it.' Paul Klee In 1991 Mieke Siemons quit her job in order to go to the academy of art. She began on a roller coaster ride of emotions which she represented in expressive drawings of shadowy heads. She also photographed abstract self-portraits. Christmas tree lights in her hair, a darkened room and the raw music of Tom Waits. By moving she painted with light, a very direct manner to express her emotions. At a certain point she put art to one side to pursue a career in business. In 2003 Mieke started again and so she was looking for a new subject. In an angry mood she made a series of expressive scratched drawings. The first one was sharp and aggressive, but the last in the series looked like music. This fascinated her so much that she contined working in this way. Dozens of sheets of paper were scratched full of drawings. The handwriting developed from the gesture, from the movement of drawing and each time it was different. Through the addition of other materials and colour the images became more and more like paintings. So she decided to get my paints out of the cupboard and to begin painting again.
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