Arno Kramer makes drawings from small format to wall-sized wall drawings. He taught for many years at AKI in Enschede. Is the creator and was curator of Drawing Centre Diepenheim . Because of his role as curator of a large number of exhibitions on drawing in the Netherlands and Ireland, he is uniquely aware of developments in the profession.
For him, a drawing always balances on the edge of a confession; he sees it as an exploration of the back of the artist's soul, mind and heart, a place where dreaming takes the place of knowing. This tactile way of working combined with his vast knowledge of drawing techniques and materials is the expertise that Arno Kramer brings to DIA.
His work is represented in museum-, corporate and private collections and shown nationally and internationally in solo exhibitions, including at Museum De Pont, in Paris at Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris and in museums in Ireland, where he regularly resides to work, as an artist and curator.
Marisa Rappard draws from association and impulse. Concentrated, she follows what comes into her mind and in constant dialogue with the drawing she makes an image appear, which she works through to the extreme. While drawing, she explores what it is like to be human in our fluid world where contact is fleeting and a large amount of information comes at you daily. She translates this into an abundance of lines that she even allows to flow out of the drawing and into space, in wall collages and spatial site specific drawings.
She alternates work in the studio with projects in which she seeks interaction with an audience that does not necessarily come into contact with art at contact . As a member of the art committee of Utrecht's K.F. Hein Fonds, she can also share her experience as a member of juries and selection committees.
Rappard is a teacher at the academy ArtEZ in Zwolle and has for years had a teaching practice in which she guides semi-professionals and colleagues through courses and consultations. Within this context , in addition to technical aspects, she is particularly concerned with the work process: she focuses on creating the preconditions necessary for hand, heart and head to coincide as perfectly as possible while working.
CAREN VAN HERWAARDEN
Caren van Herwaarden works on and with paper. Drawing with pencil is her basis, often in combinations with other techniques, such as watercolor and ink. Her work is sensory, direct and sensitive.
In recent years, her work has become more spatial, integrating images of old sheets into her drawings. This gives her work an incantatory, sensory charge. This is essential for Van Herwaarden, especially at a time when contacts between people are increasingly taking place on a virtual, non-sensory plane.
She wants the viewer to experience and recognize her work with their 'gut' before they possibly understand it. It has to be raw, you have to be able to 'smell' it.
Caren van Herwaarden studied at AKI in Enschede and at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. Her work is represented in a number of museum and corporate collections. She has extensive experience teaching both groups and individuals.