Danielle Hoogendoorn, graduated from the HKU in 2014 and currently lives and works in her studio in the village of Loon op Zand. Hoogendoorn tells her story through her work. This is a story about motherhood and new life in a rural environment. After years of living in Amsterdam, a new chapter has begun, one in which the conscious choice has been made to live in a greener environment.
Hoogendoorn’s way of working is impulsive and associative. This translates into her use of materials; a collage forms in her head, which is then transcribed in the material she deems necessary. Her studio is like a playground, where intuition is the most important tool. The colorful paintings, drawings and ceramic sculptures are a random reflection of her daily life.
Combining motherhood with being an artist required a new balance. It also resulted in a new kind of work: work made at breakneck speed at times when she has her hands free. A drawing between classes or a quick sculpture during her daughter’s afternoon nap. Her work has become faster, coarser and more banal, but no less effective. Hoogendoorn’s work arises from a new methodology in which a short period of time can be spent on a work, fragmented over a longer working period.