In my recent work, I use symbolic storytelling as a starting point. This can be found in (western) mythology and fairytales. As a child I grew up with these stories and they are still very dear to me, both in how I perceive the world and give meaning to my life. The universal archetypes and symbols, such as the egg, the clown or wolf, inspire me to build my own visual language.
A work usually starts out as a painting, but for me that is not where the process ends. I define my work as ‘painting installations’. Instead of just painting on canvas, I want to tell a story that can fill up the entire physical space. My ideas are translated into murals, sculptures and tapestries. The presentation of my work is always fluid. I see my works as building blocks, so that the visitor can construct and experience a story of their own.
Jeanine Vloemans (1995, Rotterdam) works and lives in Den Bosch. After graduating her bachelor Fine Arts at AKV St. Joost in 2017, she exhibited her work several times and participated in Artist In Residencies. In 2021 she received the Artist Start grant by the Mondrian Fund. @schilderprinses