sandra van der meulen

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Ink and ricepaper, bold gestures and tiny delicate lines, text, transparancy, oppositions, these are the main characteristics of my work. With these elements, I try to express my ideas about life and awarenes.
As daughter of a dutch father and chinese mother, I grew up in both the Far East and the Netherlands. This bicultural envirement has influenced me deeply. Balancing between oppositions underlies all my work: between layeredness and emptiness, control and spontaneity, sense and intuition; between more and less.
My work is composed of several layers. Each layer demanding its own technique, material and attitude. Each layer expresses its own meaning. Bringing these layers together, accentuating their transparency by making them visible through each other, I try to convey my sense of interconnectedness.