EDITH MEIJERING Painter, Watercolourist
Edith Meijering (1962 ,NL ) studied at the ARTEZ Fine Arts Academy in Kampen
(1987). Her work was part of several expositions such as Het Gemeentemuseum (The Hague, NL), Gallery 6 Mandel (Paris, France), Karin Janssen Project Space (London, UK),PAK (Gistel, Belgium) and Storpunkt Gallery (München, Germany). Recently, her work has been been on show in Hardanger Art Gallery in Utne, Norway, as a result of an AIRproject. Planned for 2020 are e Artist talk and exhibitions in Londen ( GB) and Rotterdam (NL) and a artist residence in Ireland.
What does the sea do to a human being?
Edith wants to stay and work near the sea. For several years now, she goes to places where she can enjoy new horizons and shorelines. She is traveling light with only some watercolour paint, paper and brushes for company. Her habitat consists of just that particular spot, where the ocean touches the land. Being surrounded by silence and nature, Edith is able to concentrate more on her inner world. Consciously or unconsciously, people all seek the comfort the sea can give. The infinity of the sea encourages reflection on quite often, the ultimate fear of death. It quite often has a healing effect and sheds light on one’s inner self and finding the true spirit of life.
Edith has a painting style that surprises her by the unexpected effects while painting. Merging colours, wet in wet, she never can predict the outcome. Trusting her experience and instinct, she is capable of steering the unrestrained well enough with her concentration. No matter what technique or discipline Edith Meijering uses, she transforms all into a painting. Painting and drawing go together in her case. She opens up to a necessary and deep-felt invitation of associative writing with brush and pencil. As shown in the short documentary about her craftsmanship (see website), people notice Edith’s evident accuracy and concentration while setting up her work. It all looks easy, determined and natural, but needless to say, Edith can only achieve this graceful competence through years of hard labour. Trying, failing and starting back up again.
Yet, Edith has never considered for a second to do something else. Painting and drawing point her in the right direction of becoming her true self: her reason of existence. She can only draw inspiration from within and rely on her self to understand the world around her. Her fascination of this process and conceding to it, sometimes renders her up close and personal, always intrigued. Her paintings express a sincere compassion for all things human: lust and suffering, innocence and vice, surrender and control, masculinity and fragility. In her work, the perpetual human dialectics is present and obvious, confronting us with the omnipresent and ancient battle of life, death, beauty and transience.
Edith Meijering Deventer, Netherlands 10 september 1962
Education 1987 School of Art and Design, ARTEZ Kampen The Netherlands
1993 Pedagogisch Didactic Traning , Arnhem
2019 July Self fundend Artist Residency Viervaart Groede Zeeuws Vlaanderen.
2019 Artist Residency Zeeweg Negen Groede . Zeeuws Vlaanderen.
2017 May KH MESSEN Ålvik Hardangerfjord Norway
2018 June The movie “SHE “ Director and producer Jeff V D Edith Meijering filmed in de A.I.R Norway