www.marjademoel.com
Discipline: painting, photography, collage

About Marja de Moel (1957)

‘Inspiration is like drift sands. You see the pattern as the storm has died down.’       Her themes come from nature in and around her home village Bergen NH. Her father has taught her the love of nature during hours-long bike rides with the family through the dunes.

She photographs her subjects as they are and she keeps post-processing to a minimum. Especially the ever-changing face of the beach is the inspiration for her painting, photos, and collages since more than 20 years. She graduated from D'witte Leli, now Academy of Fine Art in Education in Amsterdam. She works as an artist in her Studio in Bergen to free work or assignments, gives workshops and courses and is Art teacher in secondary education.

Not the blues 2012 (20)*

20 collagemarjademoelnot the blues h200

This work is the first from the series named Drifters.  In this series she processes lots of pictures of the large amount of washed up plastic waste into digital photo collages. This series originated from annoyance to the washed up garbage on the beach, but at the same time, the wide variety of surprising shapes in combination with wind, water and sand are fascinating.

Not the blues consists of photos of blue water bottles which are drifting around everywhere in the last 10 years.

Size: 60 x 80 cm
Material: photo collage on dibond behind acrylic glass
Price: € 520,-

Shine 2014 (21)*

21 collagemarjademoelshine h200

In this 2nd work from the series Drifters the play of light and shadow is visible.

Size: 60 x 80 cm
Material: photo collage on dibond behind acrylic glass
Price: € 520,-

Hang Loose 2014 (22)*

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This work is the 3rd from the series Drifters. The Orange gloves should of course not be missing.

Size: 60 x 80 cm.
Material: photo collage on Dibond behind acrylic glass
Price: € 520,-

Drifters 2014 (23)*

23 collagemarjademoel zwervers h200

This work is the 4th from the series Drifters. The water bottles are so distorted under the influence of sand, sea and wind that they are barely recognizable.

Size: 60 x 80 cm.
Material: photo collage on dibond behind acrylic glass
Price: € 520,-

Hands-on 2015 (24)*

24 collagemarjademoelhands on h200

This is no. 5; the most colorful work from the series.

After every storm there are gloves in all kinds of colors on the beach, but the orange colored are usually in the majority.

Size: 60 x 80 cm.
Material: photo collage on dibond behind acrylic glass
Price: € 520,-