Passing By

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Ellis

Ellis Middelkamp

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What to do when your final exam exhibition doesn't take place because of corona? Taking it outside of course! Everyone in Enschede can now enjoy beautiful art work from AKI Fine Art students in billboards all around the city.

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Bringing art work outside in the "Passing By" exhibition by AKI fine art students

By bringing the art work outside, the AKI students still have the opportunity to show their beautiful work to the bigger public. In this blog, we will give you a tour and introduce you to the artists and what their stories are behind their works.

Esmee van Zeeventer

"While moving around I get stimulated by something that lets me get lost in a scene that might have happened, or might be about to happen. I capture an absence or presence.
I try to operate as an investigator of my own universe, reflecting on my personal history, investigating and showing contemporary possibilities on everyday motives and matters while pondering on questions of the world. I extract images from the world around me to visualize life’s eternal subjects as memories, love, fear and loneliness."


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Esmee van Zeeventer

Esmee van Zeeventer

Tessa Langeveld

"A Sure Sign of Thoughtfulness About What Might Have Been" (2021)

"Every now and then, a glimpse of an underlying narrative emerges. Something that makes you shiver, something ominous. Rendered from a vision where everything could be potentially interesting, I create mixed-media installations with an emphasis on video, to offer a place where you can wander from moment to moment. Where you will have encounters that will resonate within yourself."


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Tessa Langeveld kleiner

Tessa Langeveld

Nienke van der Burg

Exploring within the realm of fragmented memory.

"An experience keeps changing within the dimension of memory. In my paintings, I process events, thoughts and dreams in my everyday life. When painting, I search for that specific experience and re-experience it, making for a constant change of events and emotions. I reflect on these experiences through painting and in the process of painting the figures appear and disappear from their ground, causing them to be on the edge of disintegrating.

I capture events from everyday life through pictures and combine multiple images which immediately evokes a fragmented view. Just like memories, certain details of the image are clear and other details evolve into the background and remain obscure. In this way I let the process create the image and reconstruct the memory. Expressive and intuitive use of colours, lightness that comes from within the figure and negative spaces around the figure create an intensified form of reality."


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Nienke van der Burg kleiner

Nienke van der Burg

Thijs Segers

"Abandoned parks in pale gray tones, dried out fields full of rotten sunflowers, almost post-apocalyptic landscapes in toxic yellows and dry ochres. The paintings evoke contemporary memories of a time long gone. Searching for meaning in the act of painting itself, I work with the materiality of the in-between. I cherish the unfinished and the not knowing, being in motion, literally and metaphorically. The works start on the road, using my camera and pencils I sketch real places I encounter. By later distancing myself from the emotional aspect of those places, new places are created within the paintings; it becomes something that detaches itself from its origin and transcends its literal depiction."


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Thijs Segers

Thijs Segers

Sietske Feenstra

"In my work I’m searching for different experiences with the fleeting nature of time. I paint different fragments of possibly the same short moment. By doing so I’m looking for a slower way of experiencing, where the borders between time, culture and distance seem to fade. Like bare feet feeling the grass, a child falling asleep in the backyard, a business man daydreaming. I see my work as my efforts to try and silence time, by slipping through her steel fingers for a short unnoticed moment."


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Sietske Feenstra

Sietske Feenstra

Shari Mona Cinzia

"The pictured work was part of my graduation installation called “Who am I after this? Who am I now? – Suzy Daal” and consists of a mattress that is balancing on a wooden plate that is draped over two ready-made toilets. There is a piece of fabric placed on the mattress.

My installations are a result of the ongoing research into who I am and my place and role in the world. My installations are `me-worlds´, they are the changeable results of every self-transformation. Topics of intersectional feminism inform my practice."


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Shari Mona

Shari Mona Cinzia

Nikki Kirpestein

"I believe in different worlds, the digital world , the world of dreams, the world of nature , the psyche of the human, photography and the question of what is real that we perceive as human beings with the structures we sorted out. I use a cut-out scene of something which is lifted from its normal/natural environment.

My work seduces looking through a perception of societies current abstract and figurative reality. I like to have a fluid view on what is realistic and what is abstract. I question how experience is perceived and how it reforms itself through a visual diary of paintings and photographs."


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Nikki Kirpestein

Nikki Kirpestein

Nicky Goldsteen

"The landscape is my primal theme. Not the physically perceptible landscape, but the landscape of the mind; the mythical landscape. Myths are stories about the gods and the workings of the world, the bustle of things, playings of Destiny. In my work I can express myself freely. Figures in the work will never really get the leading role, because they are spots between the spots. I work with pure intuition and the gestures I make are like a breath of wind, a plowed piece of earth or a corrupted memory."


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Nicky Goldsteen

Nicky Goldsteen

Matthijs Jeuring

"Inspired by Gnosticism, I am working on a continuous narrative in my work.
My working methods are quite chaotic, uncalculated and moment dependent. The direct inspiration comes from my interaction with both my inner reality and my environment. In the moments that subsequently result in painting, I see a deterministic harmony. I keep my eyes open for the apparent coincidences that often reveal a deeper meaning in retrospect. The work is encrypted and encrypted to a forecast. With painting I want to "encrypt" my intuition. The intention is not to know what I am doing in the moment and not to know exactly what I am investigating.
I only use principles and interests to avoid being too designed or work
is result-oriented. It is about uncovering what is hidden behind myself and my environment.

I have noticed time and again that after months or even years old works tell something that I am only now starting to understand. In this way I would like to let the public witness this discovery journey into the unknown.
I therefore try to find the limit where objectivity ends and the mystical begins. Which
makes that the works alone are not a representation, but that each work is a small part of the whole. That is the real work of art."


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Matthijs Jeuring

Matthijs Jeuring

Maran Post

"One of the most appealing characteristics of glass for me, are the reflections it can have. Depending on the way light hits the object, the reflections can move and play through this medium of glass. I specifically made Shell so its reflections are just as much part of the art as the object itself. Glass can be translucent, see-through, almost invisible, yet its shadow, its reflection, can mark its presence in space in an eye-catching fashion. I have given it the title Shell to accentuate that the object itself is only the physical, ‘touchable’ part of this art piece. Its interaction with light and space will be defining its full presence.

I like to play in my work with interaction, with connection. To play with the interaction between materials but also the interaction between the physical and the perceived and also the observer and the artwork. I believe that through this interaction and connection we can learn, research, move closer together and unite what needs uniting."


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Maran Post

Maran Post

Lisa Maartense

"The diplayed work of Lisa Maartense is part of her photography serie 'Carousel'. In this series she explores the visual connection between horses, flowers and the fair."


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Lisa Maartense

Lisa Maartense

Lasity Last

IN THE WIND
"A little sketch of what my life was like before my beauty was discovered. I lay crumpled in a dark musty room, dusting it away. Every now and then I was allowed out and assisted. Sometimes you lay down on me and you spilled coffee on me.
Desolate, boring, but how my life was.
The other day I was taken along, why was not completely clear to me. I was first put in a plastic bag, one that creaks very hard. Then I was pushed into another bag along with that creaky bag!
There we were crammed into each other.
When the bag opened I caught a glimpse of something very impressive, I saw a sandbox with a lot of water adjacent to it. This had to be the beach, because this fits exactly
in the description of neighbor bath towel.
A moment later I was taken out of the bag and I really saw it! The beach! I had never seen anything so beautiful. Whatever my position is today, I'm totally fine with it.
To my surprise, this was an outing just for me! I was allowed to fly in the wind!
I moved through the air while dancing. Never before have I felt so free."



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Lasity Last

Lasity Last

L3X Shemanski

-GENTLE AND MERCIFUL, I AM WITH YOU -

This work is a part of several works that are in correlation. They are physical manifestations of a mind being moved by the concepts of human beings, time and space. It's a forthcoming of an intense and diverse research in the fields of psychology, spirituality, occultism, the internet and the perversion of sound.
The fragmentation of the word ‘LOVE’ shines in red neon letters. It is the english word for a feeling underrepresented in our society. The letters are reflected on a background of stretched black pvc-rubber fabric - recognized for its relationship with sexual fetishism.


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L3X Shemanski

L3X Shemanski

Kaja Dunnewind

‘The Shape of Things After They Leave’
"I am interested in the intangible; lightness. ‘The Shape of Things After They Leave’ is an ongoing series of hopeful, perhaps even bordering on desperate, attempts at grabbing the intangible before it completely disappears, fully dissolves, dissipates into thin air; similar to how fleeting dreams evaporate the moment you open your eyes. Or the quickly disappearing, shifting shapes of light left behind on the insides of your eyelids the moment you close them. Or water that, time and time again, slips through your fingers, or simply evaporates into nothingness. That very moment it disappears, when it is there but it is not, that is what I try to capture in this series."


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Kaja Dunnewind

Kaja Dunnewind

Inbar Damhuis

Modular Growth

"'Modular Growth' is about unnoticed irrepressible organisms grown in man-made objects. It's a liberating sight to see a part of the untamed in a world of rules, control and restrictions. Everything nowadays is being watched and held in place. To notice these combined creations, that cannot be changed (back) to their original shape anymore, feels like a secret worth keeping. This forgotten world of man-made objects struggling with nature is constantly present, even if no one is paying attention. Together they create something new, something unwanted. And this unexpectancy is what fascinates me."


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Inbar Damhuis

Inbar Damhuis

Gideon Eillert

"The title 6-C refers to the element of carbon by its signifier on the periodic table. It is one of the most common elements, found in our body's, as well as the earth and the air.
This painting started with an image of a crowd of shrouded people. During the process the figures started to blend in to one another and bear the colors of earth and sky.
To me this painting tells about the earth's lifespan that transcends our own. After we are gone, we will leave a mark on the earth, that will quickly fade beyond recognition."


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Gideon Eillert

Gideon Eillert

Eva Oomen

"The billboard image is a videostill from a video called 'The Seagull And The Ivy". It is based on a dream that made me have the insight that patience and open arms is sometimes all you can give to get what you want. It is part of a video series "the mother of my living". With each short video kind of like a chapter of a book, or a page of a diary. Here I can find out more about life and how to live it. The videos can be seen on YouTube under the name 'Zeekind'."


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Eva Oomen

Eva Oomen

Elma Greven

My work is called "July 9:42AM".

"The work is a result of a search into serenity. It's a contrast between timelessness and immutability in the object and the temporality of the sky's character. By combining these two atmospheres into one digital environment I'm creating a moment of astonishment and wonder."


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Elma Greven

Elma Greven

Bas Schippers

"Painting for me always came from a place of inner conflict. I see the bodybuilding lifestyle that I live as an undocumented performance that informs my painting practice. I am my own muse and try to confirm as well as challenge hyper-masculine traits and features. Painting has enabled me to approach things that I thought or felt with more distance and to explore and imagine alternative views.

By putting the muscular man up against the flower a contrast is shown. By painting the flowers sharp, hard and graphically and the body soft and diffuse the dynamic changes and their roles are reversed. In this way I question the male authority."


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Bas Schippers

Bas Schippers

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