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Interested in how people live, how cultures differ and why these differences exist Britt Dorenbosch studied sociology prior to art academy. In her present work you see that man and its surroundings still intrigue her. The first series Home, Maassingel and MT are based on the interiors of her mother, aunt and grandmother. Since then she focuses on her own environment. Choosing images from her direct surroundings and further exploring the concept of home.

Objects play a central part in the paintings. With clear structures and powerful colour combinations Britt enhances simplified shapes of the images she sees in her direct surroundings. Sometimes the objects have been withdrawn from their environment. In other cases she paints the things in the exact state she has found them, only changing minor details.

Britt keeps her work lively by painting quick and accurate. With her temperamental and sketchy brush strokes she investigates the technical side of painting. In this research she seeks how to simplify the images without affecting their recognisability. Thereby a tension between figuration and abstraction is a key element in her work.

The composition provides an extra layer in the experience the paintings offer. Objects are arranged in atypical still lives or placed solitarily in the middle of the painting. Recognizable elements such as a piece of chicory, an orange or a bottle draw attention and account for further exploration of the composition. Isolating and enlarging the subject places it on a pedestal.

 

 


 




CV

Britt Dorenbosch (1986)
Lives and works in Utrecht (NL)


Solo exhibitions:
2017 // Thuis, nieuwe werken van Britt Dorenbosch / Centraal Museum / Utrecht
2015 // Matter Matters #4 / TAC / Eindhoven
2015 // Britt Dorenbosch / Cloud / Amsterdam
2014 // Treasures / Percipi Art Project Space & Gallery / Amsterdam
2014 // Britt Dorenbosch / Ziekenhuis Rijnstate / Arnhem


Group exhibitions:
2017 // UtrechtDownUnder / Utrecht
2017 // Britt Dorenbosch & Rolad Spitzer / SBK Breda / Breda
2017 // Editions & Multiples / We Like Art / Rotterdam
2017 // Prospects & Concepts / Art Rotterdam / Rotterdam
2016 // The Wandering Eye / Adam & Siam / Amsterdam
2016 // Code Rood / Portiersloge at Buitenplaats Koningsweg / Arnhem
2016 // Lust For Life - Painting Today / We Like Art / Amsterdam
2015 // This Art Fair / Beurs van Berlage / Amsterdam
2015 // The Greenhouse Effect / Wunderkammer / Amsterdam
2015 // Anonyme Zeichner / Berlin, Rome, Braunschweig, Rüsselsheim
2015 // Abstract Object / Lokaal WV15 / Amsterdam
2015 // Show What You Want Show / Platform Platvorm / Amsterdam
2014 // Art in Redlight / Beurs van Berlage / Amsterdam
2013 // Exposure / Graduation exhibition / Utrecht
2012 // Friction / 99 Kuub / Utrecht
2012 // Leerling/Meester Exposities / Kunstpodium T / Tilburg
2012 // Conversation Pieces / Academiegalerie / Utrecht
2011 // Pet's Marktplaats / Kunsthal / Rotterdam


Prizes / Stipends:
2016 // Winner K.F. Hein Stipendium / Utrecht
2015 // Werkbijdrage Jong Talent / Mondriaan Fund
2014 // Nominee Buning Brongers Award / Amsterdam
2013 // Nominee De Scheffer Award / Dordrecht

Residency:
2016 // Portiersloge Buitenplaats Koningsweg / Arnhem (May 20 - May 28)


Publications:
2017 // Het thuisgevoel, het belang van een plek / text: Hanne Hagenaars

2017 // Prospects & Concepts, Mondriaan Fonds Toont Talent, Mondriaan Fund
2016 // Palet / # 386 / December 2016 - januari 2017
2016 // Tijdschrift Ei / #50 / Het Favorietennummer
2015 // Tijdschrift Ei / #42 / Clubjes
2015 // Platform Platvorm / The First Issue
2012 // Tempmagazine / #15


Education:
2009 - 2014 // Bachelor Fine Arts / Hogeschool voor de Kunsten / Utrecht
2008 - 2009 // Master Sociology of Arts and Culture / Erasmus Universiteit / Rotterdam
2004 - 2008 // Bachelor Sociology / Radboud Universiteit / Nijmegen