Dorris Vooijs

I was born in 1968 in the Netherlands, and went to the Waldorf School for 12 years, which had a big influence on my growing up. I attended the Academy of Arts in Arnhem and obtained a BFA in Drawing and Art History in Nijmegen. I now work and live in Groningen, the Netherlands. Through the years i have been collecting vintage pictures that triggered scenes from my past as a child growing up. Often they become the basis for new work. With heaps of photo’s, digital sketches, markers, spray paint, embroidery, ink and paint I try to convert those old images into something that is part of my life today and current state of mind. Also I like layering a lot, I like to see what happens when you cross digital stuff and layer that with traditional methods. Building up and peeling pieces away or scratching my way back to the surface, until I feel that it might be time to step back and leave it alone.

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