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Nicole Cijs

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2017

Artworks for sale: 18

(2)

Netherlands

About Nicole Cijs

 
 
  • Biography

    Nicole Cijs (1979) is a Dutch abstract mixed media artist. Colour, texture and atmospheric light are her greatest themes. Most recently Nicole has focused more on the study of the natural world, creating landscape and seascape paintings. Having lived in both NL as the UK, the landscapes of these two countries influence her work greatly. Revealing a versatile artist who explores abstract mixed media techniques, as well as more traditional approaches. Nicole has exhibited and sold her art throughout Europe, Asia and America from 2001 and onwards.

    --- NICOLE ABOUT HER ARTWORK ---

    For me painting is about creating a new state of being. I never feel more connected with myself and the here and now, then when I give myself permission to drift. I’m always in search of that forever changing moment when you feel like a speck in the universe, but somehow grow emotionally three foot tall. Starting a painting is like a journey unfolding. Opening a book on it’s first page or taking that first step.

    The anticipation and acceptance that the journey has begun. To get lost in order to find yourself. Transported to a place where there is no need to explain anything or answer any question. To just dive in to that feeling that exists somewhere between reality and memory. The whole process is simultaneously subtle and bold, complex and simple, planned and spontaneous. I truly love that moment when something timeless and contemporary appears. I feel most centered whilst painting, so the whole process has a meditative and contemplative quality to it.

    I often combine acrylic paint with several mediums, such as gels and pastes on canvas. When working on these pieces, either with a brush, spatula or via poring methods, I introduce colour and contrast until the first stage of a piece feels right and finished. In the second stage I let the emerged shapes lead me towards an intuitive, slow and delicate build up of layers and arrangements until all individual parts feel balanced and play the right supporting role in the overall composition.

    My love for art and creation lies in this second stage. It pushes and pulls the creative process within my own artistic journey: Letting my love for the materials, different techniques and the drive to create out, whilst always providing new insights and moments of learning and reflection. 

    Some paintings only come together after many layers have been applied, amplified or subdued and I have to be alert and in tune with my work to see and not miss those important phases.


    --- LUMINOSITY COLLECTION ---

    Presenting a sense of tranquility, energy and space, that invites to travel beyond the physical to a place of spiritual consciousness

    --- NATURE SCAPES COLLECTION ---

    An ode towards the ethereal, magical tones and moods of nature. Free from figurative structure and thus open to personal interpretation

  • Links
  • Education

    2014 - 2015

    GMI Designschool

    1998 - 2002

    Hogeschool van Utrecht

  • Awards

    2015

    Most Valued Artist NOW Art Fair

    Awarded one of the “Most Valued Artist NOW Art Fair 2015” (via visitors and jury of 8) – November (NL)
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Groepsexpositie

    Dates: Sept. 7, 2018 - Oct. 27, 2018

    Venue: Galerie De Tuinkamer, Hoofddorp

    Wilsonstraat 61, Hoofddorp (NL)
    Openingstijden: Vrijdag en zaterdag van 10.00 tot 17.00 uur en verder op afspraak.

    www.galeriedetuinkamer.nl

    Event: Zonnenevel - duo expositie

    Dates: March 9, 2018 - March 25, 2018

    Venue: 't Reghthuys, Nieuwkoop

    Reghthuysplein 1, Nieuwkoop
    Openingstijden: Zaterdag van 10.00 tot 16.00 uur en op zondag van 12.00 tot 16.00 uur

    www.reghthuys-nieuwkoop.nl

Links


Education

2014 - 2015

GMI Designschool

1998 - 2002

Hogeschool van Utrecht


Awards

2015

Most Valued Artist NOW Art Fair

Awarded one of the “Most Valued Artist NOW Art Fair 2015” (via visitors and jury of 8) – November (NL)

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Groepsexpositie

Dates: Sept. 7, 2018 - Oct. 27, 2018

Venue: Galerie De Tuinkamer, Hoofddorp

Wilsonstraat 61, Hoofddorp (NL)
Openingstijden: Vrijdag en zaterdag van 10.00 tot 17.00 uur en verder op afspraak.

www.galeriedetuinkamer.nl

Event: Zonnenevel - duo expositie

Dates: March 9, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Venue: 't Reghthuys, Nieuwkoop

Reghthuysplein 1, Nieuwkoop
Openingstijden: Zaterdag van 10.00 tot 16.00 uur en op zondag van 12.00 tot 16.00 uur

www.reghthuys-nieuwkoop.nl


 

Biography

Nicole Cijs (1979) is a Dutch abstract mixed media artist. Colour, texture and atmospheric light are her greatest themes. Most recently Nicole has focused more on the study of the natural world, creating landscape and seascape paintings. Having lived in both NL as the UK, the landscapes of these two countries influence her work greatly. Revealing a versatile artist who explores abstract mixed media techniques, as well as more traditional approaches. Nicole has exhibited and sold her art throughout Europe, Asia and America from 2001 and onwards.

--- NICOLE ABOUT HER ARTWORK ---

For me painting is about creating a new state of being. I never feel more connected with myself and the here and now, then when I give myself permission to drift. I’m always in search of that forever changing moment when you feel like a speck in the universe, but somehow grow emotionally three foot tall. Starting a painting is like a journey unfolding. Opening a book on it’s first page or taking that first step.

The anticipation and acceptance that the journey has begun. To get lost in order to find yourself. Transported to a place where there is no need to explain anything or answer any question. To just dive in to that feeling that exists somewhere between reality and memory. The whole process is simultaneously subtle and bold, complex and simple, planned and spontaneous. I truly love that moment when something timeless and contemporary appears. I feel most centered whilst painting, so the whole process has a meditative and contemplative quality to it.

I often combine acrylic paint with several mediums, such as gels and pastes on canvas. When working on these pieces, either with a brush, spatula or via poring methods, I introduce colour and contrast until the first stage of a piece feels right and finished. In the second stage I let the emerged shapes lead me towards an intuitive, slow and delicate build up of layers and arrangements until all individual parts feel balanced and play the right supporting role in the overall composition.

My love for art and creation lies in this second stage. It pushes and pulls the creative process within my own artistic journey: Letting my love for the materials, different techniques and the drive to create out, whilst always providing new insights and moments of learning and reflection. 

Some paintings only come together after many layers have been applied, amplified or subdued and I have to be alert and in tune with my work to see and not miss those important phases.


--- LUMINOSITY COLLECTION ---

Presenting a sense of tranquility, energy and space, that invites to travel beyond the physical to a place of spiritual consciousness

--- NATURE SCAPES COLLECTION ---

An ode towards the ethereal, magical tones and moods of nature. Free from figurative structure and thus open to personal interpretation

 
 
 
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