Amstelpark13 Amsterdam. 1 april 2018
Drawing Is Stepping Into A New Zone Where Time Does Not Get Lost
This residency was made possible with kind support of the Mondriaan Fonds
Danielle Lemaire works in different media. She makes drawings, paintings, performances, soundworks, installations, sculptures, movies, books, records, CD's, cassettes at Inner Landscapes and she organizes exhibitions and live events. She is also a creative coach. In any medium under her hands she creates work in a concentrated sensitive manner, in which time investment / duration plays an important role. This time investment gives the work a layered quality and brings it 'to life'. It is substantial for the energy that the work contains in the end. A work should be strong and lasting. Works develop in an organic way. A The works are essential beings to have a clear dialogue with.
Danielle's drawings and paintings have subjects as an 'empty' interior in which human traces are tangible, shadows of human life, a dream; they can be inhabited by people that are in a conversation or listening activity together, often situated in a circle that seems to have connection with 'outer space'. The depicted scene seems to deal with energies we can not see with our naked eye.
Danielle often draws outspoken female elements, such as hair that functions as vessels for energy streaming. The depicted persons in her works can function as aerials, communicating with their close, personal surroundings and the Universe. Sometimes the figures appear as shadow or as a transparant presence. They can be ghosts, or they represent the longing for a life beyond the known, appearing as messagers from a mirror world, another 'home'.
She mostly works in different locations -anywhere in the world, but mostly in the Netherlands- that demands to think about the work in a new (social) context. Works can arise from a livingroom, a former bankbuilding, a seventeenth centrury house, a restaurant, a museum, a white box. She likes to investigate the surroundings of her work in these relations: what is the (hi)story behind the space? What is the meaning of the the works in relation to their surroundings?
Collaboration with others is also very challenging and makes sharp.
In setting up contexts for a show Danielle often works in a dynamic way, in a much quicker flow then when she works alone in her studio.
Where There Is Ego It Spooks’ i.s.m. Museum Le Secet This Art Fair - Beurs van Berlage 2016
DRAWINGS recent (under construction)
my practice is supported by my friends, pupils, husband, family, collegues and the Mondriaan Foundation for which I am grateful.
Lucia Pamela * The Lucia Pamela Documentary *
jada in NY
Opdracht gemeente Breda 2002