b. 1986, Netherlands

Peggy Kuiper Biography

Peggy Kuiper (1986) born in The Netherlands and lives in Amsterdam. Kuiper paints portraits of memories. The brushstrokes recall sensations, wrapping and storing each remembrance in a thick layer of paint on her signature portraits. The figures embody feelings and echoes of the past, and function as the logic of memory itself, it is immersive and experienced as unique, yet common and uniting for all of us. Memory and emotive experience demand vulnerability In Kuiper's portraits, she refuses any implication of fragility she insists on the fierce power that this holds. Ultimately, her portraits are studies of endurance. While the palette borrows from the natural world, the figures are abstract, leaning into an imaginary world. Built from several layers of paint, in distinctly separated fields of color, they are rendered nude in soft, earthy tones. Often wearing masks, they proffer themselves to the spectator while simultaneously remaining hidden. They are the result of a laborious process of erasure and addition, and other paintings might hide underneath the final motif. As such, Kuiper's works are vessels of mystery, memory, and muses. Peggy Kuiper - (Haarlem, The Netherlands) was originally educated as a graphic designer and trained under Anthon Beeke, a monumental figure in Dutch graphic design. Longing for artistic freedom, Kuiper changed career paths and paved her way towards a successful career in photography. In 2019 she returned to painting, and with a distinct signature and undeniable talent, she has established herself as a unique voice, balancing on a fine edge between tenderness and herculean strength.

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Momentum by Peggy Kuiper contemporary artwork painting
Peggy Kuiper Momentum, 2024 Acrylic on linen
50 x 40 cm
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11 seconds by Peggy Kuiper contemporary artwork painting
Peggy Kuiper 11 seconds, 2024 Acrylic on linen
40 x 30 cm
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Diversion by Peggy Kuiper contemporary artwork print
Peggy Kuiper Diversion, 2024 Silkscreen on Somerset Tub 410gsm
120 x 1035 cm
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Summer glow by Peggy Kuiper contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Peggy Kuiper Summer glow, 2024 Drawing on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
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Passage of time 1/1 by Peggy Kuiper contemporary artwork print
Peggy Kuiper Passage of time 1/1, 2024 Print
32 x 24 cm
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This place I remember by Peggy Kuiper contemporary artwork painting
Peggy Kuiper This place I remember, 2024 Acrylic and oil stick on linen
200 x 250 cm
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