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Anouk van Zwieten (1991) Born in Amsterdam, lives and works in Utrecht.

My paintings are the material reflections of events that I observe and experience in daily life.  In transition, forms appear on  canvas and new forms are generated through rapid personal associations and interpretations. Some elements, such as eggs, cigarettes and cans, regularly return in my work. I use these elements almost unconsciously, to connect with material life and and to get a grip and understanding of what I experience. 

With these fragmented traces I explore the borders of reality in daily life. I want to link reality as if it were a crime scene to my gestures as a painter, not to be recognized as specific brushstrokes or as the objects’ image itself but merely as a feeling on canvas, which can be considered and judged by the audience.  


2018 Drifting and Dreaming, groupshow, galerie tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam
2018 ART Rotterdam, tegenboschvanvreden, van Nelle fabriek Rotterdam
2017 Friends with benefits, groupshow, WATCHAMACALLIT, Utrecht
2017 Royal Prize of Painting, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam
2017 Non textual matter, duo show, KERS gallery, Amsterdam
2017 Artspotting 2017, Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam
2017 Best of Graduates, Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

2017 Graduation show, HKU Pastoe fabriek, Utrecht
2017 Teamteaching #2, Breakfast, HKU Pastoe fabriek, Utrecht
2016 Teamteaching #1, HKU Pastoe fabriek, Utrecht

2017 Nominee Royal Prize of Painting 2017
2017 Nominee Jan Zumbrink Prijs 2017, graduation award Fine Art HKU
2017 Nominee Dooyewaard stipendium 2017-18
2017 Royal Award for Modern Painting Catalog, 2017
2017 Ron Mandos young blood award jury rapport
2017 Het Parool
2017 Mister Motley
2017 NRC

2013-2017 Bachelor of Fine Art (with honours), HKU Utrecht