Through painting and printmaking I try to make the world notice the feeling of what we identify as depression. I wish to give this, what I see as an untouchable force, a body in which it can manifest itself and show itself to the world. My work, inevitably, has a vibe that is a bit darker, and evokes a feeling of loss. It’s draining, isolating, numbing and confusing, all seeping through at the same time. Everything emerging in layered, physical paintings, abstractions that seems to be appearing and disappearing.

Next tot the paintings are collages, prints and small drawings about exactly the same theme, but speak in an entirely different way: They rather shout and tend to scream in a more provocative punk attitude.



Bente van Olderen

Name:  Bente van Olderen

Birthplace: Almelo, The Netherlands

Birth date: June 15th, 1992