Tineke Bruijnzeels

My work is usually made by repeating one single act; either by adding or by taking away.

I let 1001 ping-pong balls levitate in the air; I glue 44,000 rubber bands together. I apply many layers of varnish, sometimes 350, sometimes 50. I suspend thousands of paper strips to create a temple of silence. Each act, however small, is part of the final work. Like every second is an essential part of a day, a year, and a century. Like every breath is part of life.

Time is intertwined with my work, which often takes months, and sometimes years to make.

Exhibitions
2017 ‘Une seconde à la fois’
Galerie Marianne Brand, Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland
2015 ‘365 drawings 365 dessins’
Anières, Switzerland
2015 ‘chez-robert’
FRAC franche-comté, Besançon, France
2014 ‘365 drawings 365 dessins’
Reading, UK
www.365drawings365dessins.co.uk
2013 ‘doorbraak’
www.chez-robert.com
2012 ‘Templum’
Abbaye d'Alspach, Kaysersberg, France
2011 ‘(in)visible’
Chateau de l'Echelle, La Roche sur Foron, France
2010 'Locus'
Artepppes, Annecy, France
2010 ‘Puls 'Art’
Le Mans, France
2010 ‘At Play 2’
Bracknell Gallery, Bracknell, UK
2009 ‘Faites comme si je n’étais pas là’
La Robertsau, mixeur d'art contemporain, Rumilly, France
2009 ‘Hors’
Galerie des Pertes de l'Ain, Bourg de Sirod, France
2008 ‘L’eau entre les lignes’
Galerie 29, Evian, France
2007 ‘Sketchbook Circle’
Bracknell Gallery, Bracknell, UK
2005 ‘2 X 365 drawings’
High Wycombe, UK
2003 ‘Fresh Art’
Business Design Centre, London, UK
2003 ‘Surprise, Surprise’ (Primary Schools touring exhibition)
High Wycombe, UK
2002 ‘3 + one’
The Gallery, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, UK
Education
2000-2003 BA (hons) Fine Art
Buckingham University College, High Wycombe, UK
1981-1986 BA (hons) Advertising and Graphic Design
Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands