About .

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Statement:

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As a former interior architect I have always been attracted to materials in buildings. I am fascinated by the way concrete ages, how it gets little cracks and obtains different compositions of colors over time. When I started my own art studio, I further developed the fascination for materials that I felt when designing an interior and started to experiment with cement and concrete. I want to show people the beauty of cement, concrete, saw dust, cardboard and other ordinary materials you would usually walk past and never really pay attention to. The materials by themselves are maybe not that special, but it’s the action and reaction of the concrete and the materials, and their blending together, that makes it beautiful.  I am attracted to the surprise aspect of making this kind of art. Adrenaline rushes through my veins when I see unexpected things happen with those materials; saw dust somehow changes color and becomes dark reddish, watery concrete flows through the cardboard and leaves a drop-like texture. In my latest series I have experimented with non-waterproof ink. When I pour concrete over the ink, I see the concrete absorbing the ink and whereas I try to give it direction, together they float where they want to go. This is what makes it so exciting when the moment comes that the concrete is dry and I can turn the piece around.  In my art making process, I have come to realize it’s best for me not to know exactly how things work.  Only then concrete will crack and unexpected reactions give it a color nuance.  That is exactly what I am looking for, the variety of different characters of an ordinary material such as concrete. By adding delicate materials like paper and thread, the strong concrete changes into a more fragile appearance.   When I think color, I think sand or no sand, brown, maybe cardboard or saw dust? Within those compositions I compose my thoughts and emotions into two-dimensional sculptures which I call Emotion Stones.

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Resume:

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Selected              

Solo                       

Exhibitions 

KunstRonde Vecht en Plassen, May 2017, Fort Nieuwersluis, The Netherlands (juried)

KunstRonde Vecht en Plassen, May 2016, Fort Nieuwersluis, The Netherlands (juried)

Meker Atelier, Laren, The Netherlands, October – November 2015

Open Studios Art Tour, Santa Cruz, USA,October 2013 (juried)

Oswald, Santa Cruz, USA,August 2013

Stripe Men, First Friday, Santa Cruz, USA, December 2012

Stripe First Friday, Santa Cruz, USA, January 2012

Open Studios Art Tour, Santa Cruz, USA, October 2012 (juried)

Open Studios Art Tour, Santa Cruz, USA, October 2011 (juried)

Selected              

Group                   

Exhibitions        

“KUNST & MAKERS”, Vreeland, The Netherlands, June 2015

Institute of Contemporary Art, SJICA, silent auction, San Jose, USA, October 2014 (juried)

Institute of Contemporary Art, SJICA, silent auction, San Jose, USA, October 2013 (juried)

ART HANG, a mix of established and emerging artists, Soquel, USA, August 2013 ( Invitational )

Institute of Contemporary Art, SJICA, silent auction, San Jose, USA, October 2012 (juried)

Gallery LULO, Healdsburg CA, USA, December 2011

MAH Museum, STARS Gala, Santa Cruz, USA, December 2011 ( Invitational )

Anne and Mark’s ARTPARTY, San Jose, USA, October 2011 ( Invitational )

Institute of Contemporary Art , SJICA, silent auction, San Jose, USA, October 2011 (juried)

SCAL MIX IT UP! Santa Cruz Art League, USA, August 2011 (juried)

Summer Invitational, Robert Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, USA, August 2011

ART HANG, Robert Blitzer Gallery, a mix of established and emerging artists, Santa Cruz, USA, July 2011

EDGE, Robert Blitzer Gallery, a mix of established and emerging artists, Santa Cruz, USA, May 2011

Selected              

Publications    

and reviews     

Interview in New York based magazine; “The Spoiler’s Hand” – issue 11 ; interview Spoiler’s Hand or you can find the full issue here; download free full issue

American Art Collector 2017, Juried Competition of New Work, page: 98

The Spoiler’s Hand, Issue 11, 2016, New York based magazine,  Interview pages: 66-81 digital version: http://www.thespoilershand.com/marlieshoevers

American Art Collector 2016, Juried Competition of New Work, page: 103

Residence; “Creative Ground” by Simone Lautenbach & photography by Stella Gommans, September 2015

Journal Imaginarium; “Finding Hidden Beauty in The Ordinary” July 2015 Imaginarium; Finding Hidden Beauty In The Ordinary

American Art Collector 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Christa Martin;The “Emotion Stones” of Marlies Hoevers, January 2013

Image Magazine, cover article, October 2012

Grants and

Awards

Van Maurik Vermeulen award, best final Dutch design 2006.

Work                    

Merkx + Girod Architects bni bna, interior architect, 2006- 2009

Education           

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Bachelor of Design, Higher Professional Education,

2001-2006

Born                      

The Netherlands, Wijk bij Duurstede, April 6, 1979

Represented     

by

Gallery Lulo, 303 Center Street Healdsburg, California, USA;

Exhibit by Aberson, 3524 BS Peoria at Center 1, Tulsa Oklahoma, USA;http://abersonexhibits.com/artists/marlies-hoevers


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