What elicits our sentiments?
What drives our actions?
What defines our darkness?
How do we shape our desires and fears?
These questions determine the foundation of my drawings.
In my Blue Hour drawings I depict turning points in people’s lives.
How do we relate to the surrounding world in tilting moments?
I capture these disruptive moments in large scale landscape drawings. Metaphors for major insights and distant perspectives. After all, the way we look at nature doesn’t say much about nature (which doesn’t know itself as nature), but all too much about the viewer.
I draw because I’d like to make room for the exchange of perceptions and interpretations. Because it is urgent to watch the world and share what we see and ponder on how we perceive this.
My landscapes are a state of mind in which new space dawns.
Ever since graduating with honours from the Rietveld Academy and taking up residency following the Amsterdam Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Anook Cléonne has received numerous scholarships and awards. Her work can be found in museums as well as corporate and private collections worldwide.anookcleonne.nl