Monique Kwist (1965) Dutch Artist
THINGS YOU NEED!!
I hope you will be motivated to take time for a closer look on this artistic material and explore this website.
Please call or send an e-mail to get in touch with me. You are also welcome to visit my studio in Amersfoort by appointment to get a closer look.
3 February -17 March 2013. Expo in ABC Architectuurcentrum Haarlem, "Listen, it gives a silent reply" opening 3 feb 15.00 with an interview / conversation done by the director Gabriël Verheggen and the artist.
Printing-experiments and Bookmaking: Travelling Guides, produced in the Graphic Studio Amsterdam. Now presented February/March 2013 in the OBA Library Amsterdam. Later this year the project (within a collection of more artist's books) will be seen in the museum Meermanno, Den Haag.
Research in Fablab Amersfoort with the lasercutter.
Research on photography of wooden moulds printed on aluminium.
Recycling of paper of the graphic work in collage/objects in which houses and buildings are represented.
QI GONG lessons: For several years I am training in Qi Gong and Tai Chi. I started teaching basic Qi Gong and Lohan Gong last year. If you are interested, please write an e-mail; you'll get more info. Of course the experience in this matter is also giving me an extra base in my artwork.
As I am trained as a teacher in art (mixed media), please contact when you need inspiring assistance or workshops etc, Like for example: space sensibility / printing with the Toyobo Solar Plate / creative research on themes...
THEMES you can find in my work:
architecture, void, light, form and anti-form, travelling, quiet activities
PRODUCTS: Poured objects of various materials, works on paper, print making with intriguing graphic techniques like photographic etching and embossment, objects. The work is both sensitive in material and has different layers in meaning, Careful processes can be observed in the material.
This website shows a selection of documentation. Sometimes I'll add new series, to keep it 'up to date', it's allways under construction. ( For more documentation on 3 dimensional objects before 2006 you can click below on the link to my first website.)
LISTEN....IT GIVES A SILENT REPLY
Since 1990 my path of interest is light, architecture and space. I try to create space in-between my hands which does not need to be large to give that suggestion.
I follow experiment and investigation from one work to the other. The products all together can be understood like a growing village with squares and streets, surprises and houses and churches for whatever meditation. The maker is doing exercises in the surrounding landscape. Sometimes she is building new walls or only putting a stone aside to make room for a plant and then add a window or balcony to get a better view. You could also find her digging canals and sources....
Physical and mental spaces to dwell in are very useful to clean our minds and to feel alive. In my work I want to focus on creating these things.
By travelling to other cultures I did quite a bit of research, as I feel a need to escape the limits of frontiers and spatial boundaries. Travelling and working deep into South America influenced my life and artistic development. As a result the work shows a quality of other cultures and landscapes, as well as a different flow of time.
In case you are looking for a change in your surrounding -interior- space, I would be glad developing an alteration, installation or artwork under commission. Some of the series are ideas or models which can be transformed in reference to the given surroundings. One of the examples is the "cornersolution" found in the profolio (Objects). Forgotten corners and "dead walls" can be brought back to life!
I often work on a small scale (to be able to do research) but a lot of this could be developed larger as well, this is in my opinion very interesting to do this for an actual space or under commission.
LINK TO ARCHIVE:
For more documentation on sculptures and poured objects you can click on: my first website
~~~~~graphic design and advise: http://www.o2design.nl/