I was born in Amsterdam and lived in Hungary for a few years. I studied free art at the art academy of Arnhem and figurative art the art academy in Amsterdam. I use all mediums which are necessary for the works. Right now I'm working with markers and airbrush ink on different surfaces. I'm interested in people's longing for truth and control. As an artist and as a human being I want to be in the state of not-knowing and be open to whatever way to create my art.
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More About Selma Dronkers
What inspires you?
I'm inspired by a saying from the I Thing: everything turns into its opposite on the long run.
Describe your creative process.
I see my works as one lifelong process of drawing. all the different drawings are traces of this process. In this process everything turns into its opposite: a perpetual motion. I use the fluidity of the airbrush ink and I use the (relative) straightness of the line.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Risks, opposites and observing.
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Lee Ufan, Dansaekhwa artists in general, Agnes Martin, Howard Hodgkin, Brice Marden, Gerhard Richter.
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
Flexible rulers and the natural fluidity of the ink.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Learn as much as possible and then follow your gut.
Where do you go for inspiration?
To the North Sea, sailing double handed.
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