Birgitta de Leeuw









I have always been intrigued by the fact that life is so much more than what we can see. There are flows of energy in nature, between people and within myself, that gives life the depth that makes it interesting. Itís an invisible world, but that doesnít mean you canít be aware of it. Itís that awareness of an unseen world I want to make explicit in my art. Not by showing its complexity, but by capturing its essence. By using bright colours and clear shapes I take it out of the shadows and put it into the light. Because there is nothing mystical about it. It is just as real as our physical world is and a part of our existence.


The materials I prefer are textile and paint. Working with this combination is the best way to express the two sides of which I am made of. Textile represents my sensitive side which is connected to the invisible world we live in. With paint I express my straightforward and pragmatic side which is firmly rooted in our physical world.
Additionally I design installations. In these I provide visitors with an opportunity not only to think about the unseen reality of life but to experience it too.



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Telephone: +31 6 55880327