Roos Holleman

Roos Holleman (1989) lives in Copenhagen and works in the Netherlands and Denmark. Drawing is her method for transmitting her curiosity for a strange world and the images reproducing it. So-called 'study skins' of birds dominate the often large sheets of paper, as subjects of an optical autopsy with pastel and graphite.

'By drawing I celebrate my curiosity for the preserved and collected specimen, as well as its history of representations. I visualize these as filters surrounding such objects, the filter created by the museum's display and depot being especially significant to me. In the depot's universe chaos is organized and labeled, compressing the specimen to a strangely anecdotal form. Drawing it allows me to take part in its history, like another kind of collector or explorer. Often I blow it up to man-size to make the experience a kind of encounter, both in detail as in scratchy cacophony. Every drawing, however fragile, withholds the promise of eternal thought and movement. It is the static object wherein I look for the element of myth and vibrancy. Playing with its form and tactility gives the drawing an opportunity to exist not only as another filter in the lineage of representations, but also as homage to the moment of discovery.'

Mondriaan Fonds

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Video

Wandering Albatross
Dans & Lær (music)
Rio Kierkels (director)

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1989 in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Lives in Aarhus, Denmark.
Works in the Netherlands and Denmark.

Education

2008 — 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts
AKV | St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands

Exhibitions

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

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