Elke Lutgerink

 

Lutgerink (1982) graduated cum laude in 2005 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht, Fashion Design. After graduation, she was nominated for several fashion prizes and a glorious career in the fashion world layed ahead. However Lutgerink could and would not abandon from the fine arts. In her work, the fashion seems to echo. Her work is aestetically very refined and layered both literally and figuratively.

Being a daughter of two biologists Lutgerink wonders how the world would look like it there wouldn’t be any intervenes anymore, if you let everything grow and let his own way. What if we wouldn’t try to control anything anymore?

Elke Lutgerink makes objects that emit a certain materiality. She strongly feels the need to give back to nature things created by man. “I can’t revive anything, but I can transform artificial materials to something that seems to have ever lived, or I can let artificially materials overgrow lifeless things. I’m fascinated by fungi, among others, mysterious creatures that aren’t plants or animals and all we leave behind, engulfing under a thick soft layer that seems most like plush. ”

The title “The Bristle Veil” refers to the boundary between human and animal, between the natural and the unnatural, the living being and the thing, and the inner and outer world. This boundary is not clearly defined, but like skin permeable, which is both beautiful and frightening at the same time. In her work Lutgerink wants to emphasize adividing line between the outer – and the inner world. Lutgerink explores a world that lies just beneath the surface of reality.

Elke Johanna Lutgerink (Leiden, 1982)
Lives and works in Maastricht

EDUCATION
2005 Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, Fashion Design
Cum Laude/With Distinction

PRIZES/NOMINATIONS/ETC.
Nominated for Hermine van Bers Beeldende Kunstprijs 2017
Poem published in ‘de Toverhazelaar’ in context of Turing Nationale Gedichten Wedstrijd 2012
Startersstipend Fonds DBKV
Lancome Colour Designs Award 2006
Nominated for the Frans Molenaar Coutureprijs 2006
Nominated for Academy Prize and Honorable Mention at graduation in 2005

SELECTED GROUPSHOWS

2017
PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms
PAPER ART Coda Museum Apeldoorn
Paint it Soft, SCHUNCK*, Heerlen
Under Pressure, Museum De Domijnen, Sittard

2016
PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms
Rotterdam Contemporary, Galerie Wilms2015

2015
PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms
AMUSE Galerie Wilms, Venlo

2014
Landslide
KUS (Kunstencentrum Signe), Heerlen

2012
Excellent Crafts
Paleis Huis van Oranje
Oranienbaum, Duitsland

2008
Glocal Affairs
Timmerfabriek, Maastricht

2007
Averecht
Galerie 37, Haarlem

2006
Fashion NL: The Next Generation
Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag

 

SELECTED SOLOSHOWS

2017
Art The Hague, Galerie Wilms

2016
Solo show, Galerie Wilms

2009
SKIN
Galerie Margreeth Olsthoorn, Rotterdam

2008
The Souls Of My Feet
Vitrinepresentatie SCHUNCK/Glaspaleis Heerlen

2007
The Sinister Room
Maastricht School of Governance
FASHION SHOWS/COSTUME DESIGN

2007
Lavé
costume design for shortfilm, funded by Gemeente Maastricht
Shown at diverse filmfestivals in amongst others
Sweden and Istanbul

2006
TF-1, Theater Festival
Fringe Event, Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

2006
Frans Molenaar Coutureprijs
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

2006
Lancôme Colour Designs Awards
International finals in l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Parijs

2006
Lancôme Colours Designs Awards
National finals during AIFW
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

EDUCATION

2005
Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, Fashion Design
Cum Laude/With Distinction