I am delighted to share with you the lines behind my illustrations. It is a huge challenge to convey the feeling of layering, of actual paint, of blood sweat and tears through digital technology. And yet that is exactly what I am aiming for...
Recently I worked together Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. Within our search for ways to archive an exhibition. I translated my emotions into lines...
Last March as their guest curator I was invited by SHOWstudio to give my take on a selection of the collections presented....
The original artworks are available right here...Keep scrolling down if you simply curious to the outcomes....
And visit the shop ofcourse if you are considering to
Invisible Lines for ' het Nieuwe Instituut'
How do you record an exhibition that hardly anyone has seen because of lockdown?
Art on Display 1949-69 featured fragments of historical exhibitions, focusing on the relationship between the spatial design, the artworks and the public. Would photography or film record it accurately? Or has the enforced absence of the public created an opportunity to use other media? What if we enlisted an illustrator to visualise the public interaction with the exhibition that was barely possible because of the pandemic?
SELF ISOLATION SELF PORTRAITS IN COLAB WITH SHOWSTUDIO
The Virus continues....SHOWstudio asked their illustrators again to draw themselves in an outfit after their choice and depict a self portrait in self isolation.
I stuck to LOEWE as my source of inspiration:
"I'm very fond of Loewe. I think Jonathan Anderson comes up with brilliant stuff. I actually can't stand deliberately created holes in clothes, but somehow in this design it seems organic. It reminded me- styling-wise - a bit of Prince (could have worn this maybe with holes at the butt back) but thinking Controversy period. which i personally LOVE. But mostly the idea of endlessness/ infinity behind these holes. At the height of the heart centre & belly area...so symbolic. As if the holes invite us/ the wearer to go in one's deepest depths. which we are forced to slightly during Lockdown- so it perfectly fits this project and sense of self isolation."
IT ALL STARTED HERE..
Taking part at the group show curated by Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum has been a starting point for my work as an illustrator.
In 2009 the exhibition GONE WITH THE WIND took place at the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkuizen ( NL).
In 2013 my drawn installation became part of 'WIT' , the group show at the Dutch Photo Museum by curator by Anne van der Zwaag.
PARIS FASHION WEEK AW21 for SHOWstudio
Floating dolls heads wearing boyish loafers. Colours reminding my of my son s Lego, surreal cityscapes through stacked newspapers in which gorgeous giants walk...I could draw many more pictures but here is my directly drawn response...
Petra Lunenburg Illustration available at SUKHA Amsterdam
For nearly ten years now (!) 'SUKHA- Amsterdam' has been offering an exciting selection of my original artworks. Good to know for those visiting Amsterdam and like to see the Real Thing.
Regularly refreshed and never predictable- owner Irene Mertens picks her pieces with an open mind and fully in tune with today's needs.
And also handy....All framed and ready to hang on your wall!
Adress: SUKHA AMSTERDAM Haarlemmerstraat 110, Amsterdam
CLIENTS, PROJECTS & SERIES
LIVE DRAWING THROUGH WEBCAM WITH ARTIST HELEN BULLOCK
IN THE WINDOW
...that is where we can show our work- uncompromised- showing real drawings sometimes framed but mostly bare naked- so one can feel a drawing's vulnerability and delicacy.
THE WINDOW is part of our studio in Arnhem's city centre.