Gerdien van Delft Rebel is a Dutch visual artist based in Veenendaal, The Netherlands.
Drawing intuitively I wrap myself up in an experiment: a dance between chance and control. Giving way to the desire to create. Making the unseen visible. Joyful, hopeful, comforting, healing. Receiving and giving.
Themes such as: Desire for security, comfort and wholeness, giving and receiving space, are very important to me and form a starting point from which to work.
Emotion is an essential component in my art, the desire for softness, kindness and touch is expressed in the handwriting, skin and form.
I strive to think as little as possible about what I am doing, but to work intuitively.
For this it is necessary to act quickly and sometimes to throw up obstructions such as not looking while drawing or looking up coincidences, for example dropping paint or making monoprints and impressions in wet paint.
2019 Sint Joris Kerk Amersfoort, NL | 2018/2019 Grote Kerk Westzaan, NL | 2018 Bovenkerk Kampen, NL | 2017 PKN Utrecht, NL | 2016 Grote Kerk Zwolle, NL | 2016 KSI, Bad Honnef, DE 2015 Baarn, NL | 2015 KSI, Bad Honnef, DE | 2014 Arto Esperanto, Hilversum, NL | 2014 Gereformeerde Kerk, Broek op Lange Dijk, NL | 2014 Werkstation, Hilversum, NL 2013 Museum Hilversum, NL 2012 Grote Kerk Leeuwarden, NL 2011 Galerie GSA, Hilversum, NL | 2010/2012 Reizende Expositie, NL | 2009 Laurenskerk Weesp, NL | 2009 Grote- of Barbarakerk Culemborg, NL | 2008 Grote Kerk Leeuwarden, NL | 2008 Laurenskerk Weesp, NL | 2004 Galerie GSA, Hilversum, NL | 2003 Galerie GSA, Hilversum, NL
2011 Wing Award, CNV kunstenbond, audience award | 2003 Zilveren Kei Prijs, (Silver Cobble Stone Award) Gooi en Omstreken