Marie Lexmond (1957) started her formal Art training later in life and graduated in 2002 from Fontys, Academy for Autonom Art, The Netherlands in Textile and Conceptual Art.
Conceptual Art is not based on any specific technique or skill. It is the idea that is important to the conceptual artist and it is the idea itself that determines what form, techniques and materials are needed in the creation of an image. The end result can be varied. Sometimes an idea may barely take on form. At other times it may result in something more traditional and find a form in drawing, photographs, pictures, sculptures, or film. The material used is also varied and may include the use of household things such as food, or fish hooks, or anything else that lends itself to the creation of a particular installation.
Marie’s great love of fabrics is rooted in her life. Both her mother and father were accomplished in textile crafts. Her father was a shoe maker and her mother taught dress making. Marie sees textiles as being very close to people’s lives and she experiences fabrics as a second skin.
Marie likes working `in situ´, in special locations. These have included a butcher’s shop, a railway station and the Pump and Filter building of the Dutch State Mines. The location is more than just an exhibition space. It develops into part of the work. Sometimes even the people who are there become part of the work. Each art work is a total concept.
Her work as an artist is based on Psychosynthesis. Because for her, interacting with people and working as an artist are interwoven in such a way that they have synthesized into inseparable things where one cannot exist without the other. Her art projects usually take people’s behavior as a context.
It is important to challenge and shake up the fixed assumptions in people’s minds. She hopes to show people that different thoughts, feelings and experiences are possible, that we can be surprised by them and that our world can be enlarged.
|Date of birth||08 february 1957|
|Birthplace||Linschoten, The Netherlands|
|1997 - 2002||Academy of Fine Arts, Tilburg: autonomous artist|
|2005||Kunstenaars & Co (Artists & Co), Amsterdam: Art and Phrasing|
|2001||Incentive Price of the city of Tilburg|
|2001||De Pont price (De Pont-studio 2001-2002)|
|2016||Win a place in a museum during Museumnight, Antwerpen, Belgium|
|2009||The New Moon, appreciation Award Museumnight, my work was part of the overall presentation of Photo Academy, Rotterdam|
|2016||Ongezien Talent (Unseen Talent), Museumnacht Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium|
|2016||Room for Transition and Initiation. Моя тетя России. Art Gouda, Gouda|
|2015-2016||Yellow Interior in 11.602 parts, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven|
|2011||Flower Impressions 2011, Borgloon, Belgium|
|2010||Borderline Artspace Flipside, Eindhoven, The Netherlands / Tripkau, Germany|
|2010||Heiratsurkunde (certificate of marriage), Broeinest, Eindhoven|
|2009||RE: Photo Academy, Rotterdam, Museumnight, Rotterdam|
|2009||Burana Art 2009, Brunssum|
|2008||Party III, De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek (Dutch Cocoa Industry), Helmond|
|2008||The Dissecting-room – art under the knife – an anatomy lesson, deKunstClub (theArtClub), Eindhoven|
|2007||Balcony scenes, Sculptures outside/inside, Borne|
|2007||"Reflections: from Bosch To Art", 's-Hertogenbosch|
|2006||"Straitjacket", STOK, 's-Hertogenbosch|
|2005||[MI:T] Meet Meat, Eindhoven|
|2005||Be Present, Nyahururu, Kenia|
|2004||Ushio UPLighting Edge, Tilburg|
|2004||Studio Route Eindhoven|
|2004||Tickets & Service, NS Station Geldrop|
|2003||Present for the future, STOK, s-Hertogenbosch|
|2001||Final Exhibition, Charlotteoord, Tilburg|
|2001||011, Stage Academy of Fine Arts, Tilburg|
|2001||“Met huid en Haar” (hide and Her/hair), National Inspection, De Meern,Utrecht|
|2000||Zinnebeelden (Symbols / lascivious pictures), Tilburg|