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Who am I?

My name is Liezette Gerrits (1971) NL, I am an independent visual artist specialized in light-shadow paper objects. I had the pleasure to graduate in painting at ‘The Gerrit Rietveld Academie’ the University of applied sciences of Fine Arts in Amsterdam (1996). In 1998 I moved from Haarlem to Enschede. Until now I live and work in Enschede, have been able to achieve a good balance between money work and time to practice my profession in my studio. Seven years ago I exchanged my brushes and paint for paper and light, since then I create light-shadow paper objects. I exhibit my work during group and solo exhibitions.


 I make my objects using white paper, adhesive tape and light. My work process stems from a fascination with the use of light by artists like Vermeer and Rembrandt. I mastered working from dark to light by developing a new technical method. By snipping, tearing and cutting sheets of paper, I make a translucent image. I create the desired play of shadows by bending and folding the remaining forms. The sheet of white paper at the front serves as a projection screen, displaying the image of light and shadow. Because there’s a space between the light source and the paper artwork, I give an insight into how I made it.

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