Noella Roos (1969)

Artist statement Noella Roos

As a traditional-based artist, I am always interested in using my knowledge of technique to transform my experience of the world around me. As a drawer, my techniques are the tools I use to meet my dancer. I do not have a concept as a statement, rather; the way I work is my concept.

I draw dancers while they are dancing, as quickly as they dance. In a 4-hour session in the studio the dancers and artist fall into something like a trance, or Taksu as it is called here in Bali - I call it energy sharing. These are the moments when I, the artist, forget what we are making, forget to judge, forget to think, and become free to make work beyond my limits, and to surprise myself. This is the moment when I and the dancer meet without words.

My meetings with a dancer are not to copy reality. I work with dancers because they embody and share the trance or energy of being. Being is living for me, and the movement of a dancer gives me the freedom to draw what I feel. Even if my work looks figurative, it is not. It is abstract figurative drawing based on personal emotions. I do not work with still models because they are not moving and real life is about movement and constant change. I love the statement from Pina Bausch; “I am not interested in how people move but what moves them.”

When I met Wolfgang Laib and heard him talking about collecting pollen to make his art I understand that the collecting is not the art, but the pollen. The end is just a yellow square. I recognize that in my own work, only with me you see the figurative abstract form of my dancer, the energy of a human body which I catch in my work.

Working with dancers has a strong tradition in art history. My work is based on many artists before me, but I use this tradition to make my work immediate and personal, against all fashion.

  1. Forwards
  2. Stress
  4. Darinka
  5. Dayu Morning Glory

Curriculum vitae Noella Roos

Noella Roos
1969, Amsterdam
periode type institution richting diploma
1991 - 1995 kunstacademie Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten (KABK), Den Haag schilderen ,tekenen, graffiek ja
1994 - 1995 kunstacademie Academie of Fine Art, Athens schilderen n.v.t.
1989 - 1990 kunstacademie Academie van Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen Beeldhouwen n.v.t.
1987 - 1989 kunstacademie Academie Minerva, Groningen beeldhouwen, theater vorgeving n.v.t.
2004 - 2007 overig Thu phap chinees schrift n.v.t.
periode naam plaats solo/group omschrijving
2017 2017 Drawing Future Charity Exhibition Denpasar groeps tekeningen
2017 Taiwan World Watercolour Taiwan groeps watercolour
2017 Lines of pleasure Seminyak Bali solo schilderijen en tekeningen
2016 Heritage Note Bali groeps schilderijen
2015 Art as Perspective Bali groeps schilderijen
2015 Between The Lines Sangkring Art Space, Jogjakart solo tekeningen
2015 Between The Lines Cemara 6 Gallery, Jakarta solo schilderijen en tekeningen
2015 Paper Power Danes Art Veranda, Bali duo tekeningen
2015 Springs Exhibition Galerie Lauswolt, The Netherla groeps schilderijen, tekeningen
2014 Art Breda Chasseeveld Breda, The Netherl groeps schilderijen
2014 Realisme Amsterdam, The Netherlands groeps schilderijen
2013 Circus Artistiek Galeria, Amsterdam groeps schilderijen
2013 Balinese Inspiration Koffiehuis, Uithuizen, The Net solo schilderijen
2013 Clown Exhibition Museum Eddy Roos, Uithuizen, T groeps schilderijen
Aankopen en opdrachten
periode naam plaats aankoop/opdracht type
2002-2004 Tempel project Kataluwa opdracht particulier
2003 Briet Colombo opdracht particulier
2003 Evert en Riet Schouwenzijl opdracht particulier
Prijzen en subsidies
periode type omschrijving
2003 subsidie Tempel subsidie van de Nederlandse Ambassade
2002 subsidie Wolf women, een subsidie van Mondriaan fonds
periode omschrijving
2003 leraar op de Kelaniya Art Academy, Colombo
2002 Workshop, international school of Colombo
2005-2007 leraar schilderen in Hanoi