About Monique Belier
Monique Belier (1971) is a Dutch visible artist at the moment learning on the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam.
Since 2017, she has been a dance trainer and choreographer and has run her studio for 17 years. However after experiencing burnout, she shifted to writing and pictures as a inventive outlet. She at all times cherished writing and continuously dabbled in pictures earlier than pursuing it extra critically.
In 2018, Monique started learning on the Fotoacademie and printed her first quick story in a set of tales. That very same 12 months, she determined to not return to her dance studio and as a substitute targeted on changing into knowledgeable photographer. Drawing on her expertise as a choreographer and dancer, Monique approaches pictures to inform tales by way of uncooked feelings. She is especially drawn to pure mild and strives to seize the identical storytelling side in her pictures, in search of a stability between reality and aesthetics.
We had an unique interview along with her!
Hi there Monique! Let’s begin from the fundamentals. The place have you ever grown up, and the way have you ever understood you wished to grow to be an artist?
I grew up in The Netherlands and determined to grow to be an artist very early.
Please briefly describe your method and inform us what drives you to make artwork.
I take advantage of a digital digital camera. I make artwork to precise, to indicate what I’ve no phrases for. That may be an emotion but additionally a theme or a narrative.
What’s the foremost characteristic that has modified in your work or follow?
I discovered about my individuality. Therefore, I’m now not simply busy making one thing others assume is gorgeous.
Which artist primarily evokes your work? And is there one thing else, outdoors visible arts, that retains you motivated?
Many artists encourage me. It additionally modified through the years. However photographers like Sally Mann, Raymond Meeks, and Alec Soth at all times encourage me. Additionally, dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch. The diaries of Nijinsky, music from Olafur Arnalds, and lots of extra.
How would you want folks to have interaction together with your work?
I’m in love with books, particularly photograph artwork books. I’d like to exhibit or publish work associated to the books I want to create.
Unfold the phrase! Do you may have something thrilling on the horizon?
On Might twenty fourth, I sit up for graduating from my examine on the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam. I’m additionally a part of the commencement exhibition with 31 different college students from the twenty fifth to Might twenty eighth. My first artwork photograph e-book, ‘The place the Spirit meets the Bone’, may even be on present.