About

As a painter, Marloes Roeper is intrigued by what exactly we see when we look at a painting. While taking many walks through the city, surfing the Internet, and by paying close attention to her daily environment, Roeper continues to find shapes, objects, and compositions that trigger her desire to paint them. This desire is not evoked by the particular beauty of these findings, but rather by her fascination for the way in which we recognise, or even attach meaning, to nothing but a few brushstrokes (or their absence) on the canvas. 

Most of her works start from a photograph; here the composition, framing, and process of painting begins. Although all her paintings seem to show recognisable things, such as windowpanes, football fields, electricity poles, or other objects we think we know, Roeper has stripped them down to their bare essence. Her works, therefore, play with our notion of understanding what it is we see, and emerge from a challenge to achieve figuration with the most efficient means. As such, Roeper’s works question what we actually need to create an image, beyond frame, canvas, and paint. 

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Educatie

2017 – 2021 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht

Exposities

Komend

2022 September Swim | Solo show | Art Five, Texel

2022 Duoshow met Krijn Kroes | Galerie Joghem, Amsterdam 

Momenteel

2022 Harvest 2022 | Duoshow met Tomáš Libertiny | Compartiment Lakeside Collectie in Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam 

Geweest

2022 Wild Summer of Art | Groepsshow | Brutus, Rotterdam

2022 Lift Off | Groepsshow | AG, Utrecht

2022 De Belofte #17 | Groepsshow | Kunstliefde, Utrecht

2022 Zomersalon | Groepsshow | Maaskoe, Rotterdam

2022 Athen | Solo show | ExBoot, Utrecht

2022 Lef! | Group show | Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort

2021 Maiden Trip | Soloshow | Collectie De Groen, Arnhem

2021 Fresh Cacao | Groepsshow | De Cacaofabriek, Helmond

2021 Best of Graduates | Groepsshow | Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

2021 Exposure Fine Art HKU | Afstudeerexpositie | Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht

2020 Sink In | Groepsshow | De Havenloods, Utrecht

2019 The First Time Always Hurts | Groepsshow | Wodka Soup Collective, Utrecht

Prijzen en nominaties

2022 Genomineerd voor de Art Award Schilderkunst – Business Art Service

2022 Genomineerd voor de Kunstliefdeprijs – Kunstliefde

2021 Genomineerd voor de Carat Lucas Gassel – Stichting Carat

2021 Winnaar Lakeside Collection Award – Lakeside Collection

2021 Genomineerd voor de Young Blood Award – Ron Mandos Young Blood Foundation

2021 Genomineerd voor het Dooyewaard Stipendium – Stichting Dooyewaard

Collecties

Lakeside Collection, NL

Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, NL

Reyn van der Lugt, NL

Publicaties en media

2022 Gers! https://gersrotterdam.nl/verhalen/kunst-cultuur/1130/bustes-in-bijenwas-en-robuuste-landschappen-in-het-depot

2022 UIT agenda, Lucy tipt!

2022 Radio 4 Opium, De Debutant https://www.nporadio4.nl/fragmenten/opium/be315101-51dc-4203-af38-3ad3813a82ef/2022-03-18-de-debutant-marloes-roeper

2022 NH  Nieuws, Culture Club https://www.nporadio4.nl/fragmenten/opium/be315101-51dc-4203-af38-3ad3813a82ef/2022-03-18-de-debutant-marloes-roeper

2022 Golfbreker Radio, Zaterdag Actueel

2022 RTV Utrecht, Route C https://www.rtvutrecht.nl/nieuws/3322877/kunstenaars-eren-mondriaan-op-150ste-geboortedag-hij-had-volkomen-vertrouwen-in-wat-hij-maakte

Nevenactiviteiten

2022 Artist-in-residence in Art Five, Texel

2022 Coauteur Route Lunetten van Travis Geertruida – Spring Festival Utrecht

2022 Gastspreker Ameland Excursie HKU FA1, Archiveren kun je leren 

2022 Gastdocent voor HKU, seminar Critical Feedback

2021/2022 Artist-in-residence in Depot Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 

2020 Constructie-assistent voor Jop Vissers Vorstenbosch’s ‘Monument voor het digitaal falen’ in Bibliotheek Utrecht, Neude.