Babette Cooijmans is an artist who lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. In 1997 she received her masterdegree in the visual arts with a specialization in printmaking at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

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In her work she explores the experience of the landscape. She mainly uses lithography and silkscreen as tools for drawing and producing unique prints within a series. Her works are exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Submitted work for ‘Onboards 2021’:
Title: ‘Hinterland #1’
Technique: Drawing (silkscreen and colourpencil) on painted Khadipaper
Size: +/- 42 x 30 cm
Year of production: 2021
Desription of the work:
My work is an evocation of a sense of place. Understanding and relating to environmental order creates a sense of security through orientation and identification. Philosopher Martin Heidegger refers to it as Dasein, an experience of being with all the senses, that provides authenticity to our lives. I directly draw patterns from my experience of landscape. I use printing methods to reproduce these patterns and layer them to create unique works. The reproductive nature of printmaking enables me to empower the reflective nature of my work. I prefer to print on a matte black grounding, which enhances the depth and tactility of each piece.