www.tabithasluis.com
Discipline: visual arts I mixed media

Tabitha Sluis graduated from the Utrecht School of the Arts, departments Bachelor of Education Visual Art and Design (2009). Nowadays she lives in Amsterdam and has a studio in the multi-tenant building HW10 (cultural breeding ground) in Amsterdam Slotervaart. She is specialized in children portraits, made with different materials and techniques. Her works are between 2- and 3 dimensional. Her work has been shown in various solo and group exhibitions, in The Netherlands and recently abroad. For example during the ChaniArt festival on Chania|Greece (2013), LekArt festival in Culemborg (2012-2014) de GrachtenGalerie in Utrecht (2011-2014), 'Tekenkabinet' in Museum Waterland in Purmerend (2012), Gallery Walls in Amsterdam (2011) and De Boterhal in Hoorn (2011). Her work is recently published in HP de Tijd expo and magazine Residence.

Children portraits

Children broaden our horizon, encourage to reflect on our deepest desires and inner dreams. 'As an artist I am fascinated by the apparent innocence of children. I am trying to catch their precious childish expressions in my art work to stimulate the viewer to spend a moment on his own inner child to amaze. To relive people's childlike purity through my children portraits, makes me tremendously happy'.

On the one hand her children portraits are set in everyday situations, which are more loaded than it looks at first sight. On the other hand we can sometimes see images which take a moment to wonder, in a most of the time cruel world, were the growing process to adulthood and a related pressure of society is taking a central place.

Secret Garden (12)*

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Do you still remember that look on your face as a child when you were stubborn or mischievous? Where did you go in your dreams? Did you feel like a princes?
Technique: mixed media on canvas
Dimension: 51 cm x 51 cm

Cinderella meets Freud at 12 o'clock (13)*

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This work is specially made for ChaniArt in Greece and based on a theme were Dr. Freud (the philosopher) has a meeting with Cinderella. The painting makes a reference to Freud's Oedipus complex, the little glass slipper of Cinderella and the meeting with her prince charming on 12 o'clock midnight.
Dimension: 120 cm x 100 cm
Technique: mixed media on canvas

Mirror, Mirror on the wall (14)*

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Mirror, mirror on the wall...who's the prettiest of all?
Dimension: 51 cm x 51 cm
Technique: mixed media on paper