Alice Gootjes

Complicated
2016
collage,(color)pencil,marker,oilpastel on paper
140 / 217 cm
universe
2016
(color)Pencil, ballpoint , marker on paper
50 / 35 cm
speedy
2017
(color)pencil, ballpoint, aquarel and marker on paper
149 / 210 mm
Triangle
2017
(color)pencil, marker, oilpastel on paper
100 / 70 cm

I work on paper and make use of a range of materials including colour pencil, crayon, pencil and acrylic paint. The size of my drawings varies from A4 size to over 200 x 140 cm, but an A4 drawing can be just as impactful as a large size one.

The lines in my work are thick, thin, short and long, straight and curved. I use geometrical shapes such as circles and ovals, triangles, striped and checkered patterns. My use of colour is just as varied. My work is lively, dynamic, full and layered: everything tumbles over and through each other, nearly everything is possible on paper. A lot is possible, but that does not mean that such a drawing is very easy to make. Everything is important. I am always looking at where and how the shapes and the lines are placed: next to, below, on top, in or above each other. For me it is a challenge to keep control of the complexity, and to draw this with more and more perfection.

alicegootjes.nl
Complicated
2016
collage,(color)pencil,marker,oilpastel on paper
140 / 217 cm
universe
2016
(color)Pencil, ballpoint , marker on paper
50 / 35 cm
speedy
2017
(color)pencil, ballpoint, aquarel and marker on paper
149 / 210 mm
Triangle
2017
(color)pencil, marker, oilpastel on paper
100 / 70 cm