This is me

Maaike Plugge (The Netherlands, 1999) is an artist and illustrator, who works with her intuition and through experimentation. She loves to experiment with different ways of telling a story and expressing an emotion, an experience, a situation, an opinion, basically everything within and around her that evokes her interests. Whether it be with paint, pencil, ceramics or whatever else she can get her hands on. In her work she likes to take a poetic approach, but also loves to play around a bit with a comical approach. Maaike uses all kinds of different stories to turn into an image. Besides the story the image tells, she also experiments with the different kinds of materials and textures, to see how they react and compliment each other. She bases the composition, colors and the whole look of the work in general on her intuition. A work isn't finished, until it feels finished. The most important thing in her process is to take a playful approach and therefore to not be afraid to take risks. Sometimes she even throws herself in the deep, not knowing what she'll be making or doing next. Her work thrives on these spontaneous decisions.

 

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Maaike Plugge

Education

2015 - 2018 Interior Design, Alfa-College

2018 - 2022 Illustration Design, ArtEZ University of the Arts

Internships

2021 De Groene Amsterdammer

2021 Studio Ski

2021 Giving art courses at Zorgspectrum Het Zand (together with Madeleine Ward)

2021 Assisting with art activities at IJsselheem 

2022 De Groene Amsterdammer

Exhibitions

2019

NieuweVide - The World of K (group exhibition)

2022

ArtEZ University of the Arts - ArtEZ Finals (group exhibition)

Projects, commissions & other

2020

Poëzie Project Zwolle, Municipality of Zwolle - Grijpen naar geluk

2021

Winterlab, ArtEZ University of the Arts - Poster

2021

Tiem - Mural painting (together with Pien)

2021

Moaning Chior, WORM - Perfomance