Bernice Nauta

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Tekenaar

Omschrijving werk

Bernice Nauta: "Bernice Nauta’s works are relics from the stories of her protagonists. Figures like Schelm, Figure T, Skia, Benny Snouta and Positive Cowboy all have their own personality, biography and meaning. By working from the points of view of these personalities, Nauta feels free to keep a kind of personal distance from the works she makes, whether they are paintings, drawings, sculptures, video’s or music. The different characters form a fictional autobiography. This autobiography is grounded in her idea that the subject (self) is unstable. She considers her mind as a place for countless heteronyms that have their own style and sometimes even have conflicting views. In portraits and scenes, videos, fictional newspapers, sculptures and fabricated props she show glimpses of the characters, where the viewer is invited to construct and knit together the shattered story lines. For developing the characters Bernice Nauta is, amongst others, inspired by “Lazarillo de Tormes”, first exponent of the genre of “picaresque”. His attitude hungry, deceitful and cynical, erasing the limits and upsetting the opinions of people. From the beginning of her career she has been interested in the trickster, an archetype used in myths and classic stories, symbolized in multiple ways -gods, spirits, men or anthropomorphic beasts- that constantly changes it’s shape and knows how to undermine the pressure of authority. As Lewis Hyde points out, in his book Trickster Makes this World, Nauta finds in the iconography of the trickster, a disruptive and transgressive character that serves as a vital component for the human imagination and creative intelligence".

Werk

Nocturnal Figure
Titel Nocturnal Figure
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek Gosche, zeefdruk en vernis op paneel
Formaat
Titel
Jaartal
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat
Les Incendies
Titel Les Incendies
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek Risografie
Formaat
cant do nothing OST
Titel cant do nothing OST
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek muziek, tape
Formaat
Schelm zelfportret
Titel Schelm zelfportret
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving
Techniek Steel and tin coins
Formaat
Mask
Titel Mask
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving
Techniek Gouache en vernis op paneel
Formaat
Titel
Jaartal
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat
Filmstill La Nariz
Titel Filmstill La Nariz
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving
Techniek video 00:22:04
Formaat
The Handkerchief
Titel The Handkerchief
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving
Techniek Goache and pencil on paper
Formaat 20 x 30 cm
Dolores Mayer
Titel Dolores Mayer
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving
Techniek Goache and ink on paper glued on wood
Formaat 21 x 29,7 cm

Omschrijving werk

Bernice Nauta: "Bernice Nauta’s works are relics from the stories of her protagonists. Figures like Schelm, Figure T, Skia, Benny Snouta and Positive Cowboy all have their own personality, biography and meaning. By working from the points of view of these personalities, Nauta feels free to keep a kind of personal distance from the works she makes, whether they are paintings, drawings, sculptures, video’s or music. The different characters form a fictional autobiography. This autobiography is grounded in her idea that the subject (self) is unstable. She considers her mind as a place for countless heteronyms that have their own style and sometimes even have conflicting views. In portraits and scenes, videos, fictional newspapers, sculptures and fabricated props she show glimpses of the characters, where the viewer is invited to construct and knit together the shattered story lines. For developing the characters Bernice Nauta is, amongst others, inspired by “Lazarillo de Tormes”, first exponent of the genre of “picaresque”. His attitude hungry, deceitful and cynical, erasing the limits and upsetting the opinions of people. From the beginning of her career she has been interested in the trickster, an archetype used in myths and classic stories, symbolized in multiple ways -gods, spirits, men or anthropomorphic beasts- that constantly changes it’s shape and knows how to undermine the pressure of authority. As Lewis Hyde points out, in his book Trickster Makes this World, Nauta finds in the iconography of the trickster, a disruptive and transgressive character that serves as a vital component for the human imagination and creative intelligence".

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters B.J.
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Bernice Nauta
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.bernicenauta.nl

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Beeldende Kunst, schilderen 2009 / 2013 J

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
WDKA, Rotterdam Introductiecursus BK 2008 / 2009

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief Billytown

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 Billytown, Den Haag Ach ja SOLO
2017 8.Salon, DE Die Welle GROEP
2017 Galerie b_2, Leipzig, DE We come in peace you're welcome GROEP
2017 Art Rotterdam Prospects & Concepts GROEP
2016 Spinnerei, Leipzig, DE Herbstrundgang GROEP
2016 Teken de tijd, Groningen Imaginary Studio SOLO
2016 Billytown, Den Haag Can't do nothing GROEP
2013 1646, Den Haag Fast is good for us GROEP
2013 CC Strombeek, Brussel Inside Hive SOLO
2013 KABK, Den Haag Eindexamententoonstelling GROEP

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2017 Orbital Residency, Santander, ES
2017 Orbital Residency, Santander, ES
2014 Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2014 Buning Brongersprijs genomineerd