Esther Tielemans (1976, Helmond, Netherlands)
paints panels as if they were props, full of colour, hanging on the
wall, lying on the floor or hanging loose in space. The visitor is able
to wander trough the abstract landscapes she creates. Tielemans draws
attention to the visual quality of concentration, sensation, relation,
attraction and repulsion, and places these in the world as if it was a
stage. Where power and sensation often commit in a battle for attention
in our visual culture, Tielemans manages to merge them together. Whereas
previously Tielemans represented the landscape, in her new spacial
installations, the work has become a landscape itself. The
representation has been removed from the wall and is freely placed in
space: an environment in the truest sense of the word.
Tielemans makes the traditional relation between
viewer and object disappear. The spacial installations are meant to
absorb the audience.
Tielemans studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. A.o. her work has
been exhibited at Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo (2011), Kunstverein
Leverkusen (2010), Zurcher Studio, New York (2010), Van Abbemuseum,
Eindhoven (2008) and several times at AKINCI, Amsterdam and at Zurcher
Gallery in Paris.
She participated in Group shows at SCHUNK-Glaspaleis, Heerlen
(2010), Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2008) together with Lily van der
Stokker, De Appel, Amsterdam (2005), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2003),
Gemeente Museum, Den Haag (2002).
Tielemans has won the Prix de Rome Award Netherlands (2005).