July 2, 2011

ANOUK GRIFFIOEN, at Van Ravenstein - Keizersgracht 359

Anouk Griffioen (1979) studied arts at the Willem the Kooning Academy Rotterdam

Anouk prefers to draw at big pieces of paper or canvas and she draws with expression. In thick black lines and smudges and leaving white spaces, she exposes a woman, an emotion: fear, frustration, pain, loneliness, but overall emptiness, passiveness, maybe shame. But no cry for help or comfort. 

About the installation at SALON/2:
These ‘glamorous’ women seem to fade into the background, left alone in their own world. Through a collaboration in 2010 the background became more important and her work started to change. Women that were once so important are fading in a natural surrounding and are looking for shelter, a hiding place.  
Drawings become more abstract and layered.

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charcoal, graphite and crayon on paper