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Danielle Lemaire
Danielle Lemaire (Prinsenbeek, 1967) is a very well known multi-disciplinary artist. She was educated at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg. Danielle makes drawings, paints, is a photographer, produces films, performances and installations and works with sound. Danielle is married to the artist Jan van den Dobbelsteen (known for his work in Dutch parliament). Lemaire’s work is mostly figurative, focussing on stories and mythical dreamlike scenes as well as self-portraits or a combination thereof. She is of partly Indonesian descent which also plays a part in her selection of subjects. Her father who was an artist in his own right came to the. Netherlands in the ’50-s from Semarang, Indonesia to study at Academie St.Joost. Lemaire’s fenomenal drawing technique comes from no stranger. Before making a. series of drawings or paintings Lemaire regularly submerges herself into a subject that fascinates her, often creating huge archives on it until she can translate the absorbed material into art from within so to speak. Danielle’s work has been part of national as well as international expositions in: Galerie Apunto, Amsterdam, Expoplu Nijmegen, The Apartment, Eindhoven, Stedelijk Museum Breda, CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, SMK Statens Museum for Kunst Kopenhagen, Kunst Biënnale Gelderland, Vincent van Gogh Huis Zundert, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and other venues in Belgium, Japan, Indonesia, and many other countries.