Patricia Smits

[ENG] – The synthesis between mind and matter – My work floats in this context. The basic theme in my work is about our existence, transformation, life and death, revival and renewal. The word transformation shows itself in many ways; both in the transition from the physical (the material) and into the non-physical BEING. To gain new insights, I investigate the relationships between people, animals and materials and their atmospheres. In this I also include my observation (and partly concern) about how we as humans relate to the world around us. By unraveling contexts and connections, atmospheres can arise in which other forms of thought appear.

[NL] – De synthese tussen geest en materie – In deze context zweeft mijn werk. De rode draad in mijn werk gaat over ons bestaan, transformatie, leven en dood, het opleven en vernieuwing. Het woord transformatie laat zich op vele manieren zien; zowel in de overgang van het fysieke, (het materiële), als in het niet fysieke ZIJN. Om tot nieuwe inzichten te komen onderzoek ik de verhoudingen tussen mens, dier en materiaal en de sferen hiervan. Hierin neem ik ook mijn waarneming (en deels ongerustheid) mee over hoe wij ons als mens verhouden tot de wereld om ons heen. Door het ontrafelen van contexten en verbindingen kunnen sferen ontstaan waarin andere denkvormen verschijnen.neem ik ook mijn waarneming (en deels ongerustheid) mee over hoe wij ons als mens verhouden tot de wereld om ons heen. Door het ontrafelen van contexten en verbindingen kunnen sferen ontstaan waarin andere denkvormen verschijnen.

Education
Born in Eindhoven. Atelier at Luyksgestel (NL) + "Nomadic atelier" (on the road). Contact
2009 - 2013, (AKV St-Joost) / St. Joost School of Art & Design [BA fine art, cum laude], Den Bosch (NL)
1990 - 1994, Graphic design, Grafische School Eindhoven (NL)

Related activities
2018 - 2019 Research into the craft of oil painting, (specialization group at the municipal academy), Belgium.
2013 - 2018 Teaching drawing and figure drawing.
2014 Theatre School Amsterdam. Reviewer, jury exams, extern reviewer. Bachelor thesis about light-art.
Grafisch Atelier Daglicht, Eindhoven (NL) – masterclass etching, Stijn Peeters.
Artist initiatives: Kijkhoeken and Bob Ross is an Animal.
Atelier Hilvarenbeek (2010-2013), Atelier Tilburg/Carré (2013-2016), Atelier Den Bosch (2015-2017), Atelier Luyksgestel, (2017-today), the Nomadic atelier (on the road).

Invitations and Selections
2023, october 5-8. Kunstenfestival Borkel en Schaft (NL)
2020, EXBUNKER, finissage duo exhibition. Utrecht (NL)
2020, Art Arnhem, photowork (balloting)(NL)
2019, Kunststroom Roerdalen-Wassenberg, Kasteel Montfort (balloting)(NL/D)
2018, Kunststroom Roerdalen, Gitstappermolen, (balloting)(NL)
2016, ARTbox Projects. Exhibition at the spectrum Miami, Miami Art weeks (USA)
2015, june-september, Summer expo Stille Getuigen. Commissioned by Museum Slager, Den Bosch (NL)
2014, july-august, SUMMER exhibition, GEM, The Hague (NL)
2014, oktober, EXPO, Selected group of artists at Willem Twee Den Bosch (NL)
2011, november, assisting at ‘Live-Atelier’ @project of artist Stijn Peeters at museum ‘van Bommel van Dam’, Venlo (NL)

Nominations and prizes
2016, 2nd prize winner at Celeste Prize (Italy) (digital photograph, Absorb), Finalist at the exhibition at the Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London (UK).
2014, Nomination; Foederer Talent Award 2014. Exhibition at GLOW FESTIVAL, Eindhoven (NL)
2013, Nomination; Foederer Talent Award 2013. Exhibition at GLOW FESTIVAL, Eindhoven (NL)

Exhibitions / projects
2023, october 5-8. Kunstenfestival Borkel en Schaft (NL)
2023, may 6-7. Wouwer - exhibition Beeldende kunst in Ravels (BE)
2021, june-october. The Colorfield Performance, Gesamtkunstwerk at Park Lingezegen, Elst (NL)
2020, sept-october. Theater de Kattedans, group exhibition, Bergeijk (NL)
2020, march. EXBUNKER, finissage duo exhibition. Utrecht (NL)
2020, 11-12 january. Art Arnhem, Eusebius Kerk Arnhem (NL)
2019, 5-6 october, exhibition at Kunststroom – Kasteel Montfort, Roerdalen-Wassenberg (NL / D)
2019, 18 may-2 june, exhibition Rearranging splinters at POPOP Art, Nijmegen (NL)
2019, 26 may, Stiphout Art. The Pastory garden (NL)
2018, 6-7 october, Kunststroom exhibition at Gitstappermolen, Roerdalen (NL)
2018, sept., EXPO II - Kijkhoeken (artist initiative) at NS16, Tilburg (NL)
2017-2018, sept.-april, IJsseldam, (art space/ruimte voor kunst). Painting and drawing, Deventer (NL)
2017, Jan-dec, self-initiated work and research at my atelier at Luyksgestel, (NL)
2016, december, ARTbox Projects exhibition at the spectrum Miami, Miami Art weeks (USA)
2016, october, 2nd prize winner / finalists at award art exhibition at the Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London (UK)
2016, september, EXPO I, Kijkhoeken (artist initiative), Breda (NL)
2016, january-september, Atelier/studio works (NL)
2015, sept.-december, group exhibition at Rechtbank Zeeland-West-Brabant (Court house), Breda (NL)
2015, sept.-october, Expo in residence, artist initiative (bob ross is an Animal) POPOP Art, Nijmegen (NL)
2015, june-sept. Summer Exhibition, ‘Stille Getuigen’. Museum Slager, Den Bosch (NL)
2015, april-june, group exhibition at GGZ, Jan Wier, Tilburg. (NL)
2015, january, 2 days group exhibition at Klasse Theater, Tilburg. (NL)
2014, november – GLOW festival 2014, Eindhoven (NL)
2014, oktober, group exhibition at Willem Twee, Den Bosch (NL)
2014, july-august, summer exhibition, GEM 2014, The Hague (NL)
2014, march-april, ‘masterclass etching’, Graphic atelier Daglicht, (group exhibition), Eindhoven (NL)
2013, november – GLOW festival 2013, Eindhoven (NL)
2013, september, Museum Slager ‘Kunstnacht‘, (duo exhibition) ’Den Bosch (NL)
2013, june, Eindexpo, AKV-St. Joost, Den Bosch (NL)
2013, january, “De Generale”, FirstFloor at AKV-St. Joost, Den Bosch (NL)
2012, june “Punt”, (group exhibition) Electron, Breda (NL)
2011, november, photographing and assisting at ‘Live-Atelier’ (project of artist Stijn Peeters; ‘Kom je in mijn schilderij?’) at museum ‘van Bommel van Dam’, Venlo (NL)
2011, june, “Collective work” (group exhibition), Electron, Breda (NL)
2010, october, presentation about my ideas and work at Hertogin building, Hilvarenbeek (NL)

Absorb. The avoidance
of reality by absorption.

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