Doing research, pioneering new approaches, changing mind-sets and perspectives is what Dorieke is involved with as an artist.
She looks for boundaries and tries to cross them. She searches for different ways to use materials, expanding possibilities and, in the process, creating a foundation for sustainable development in the world of colour and the world of art – worlds which strive for synergy with nature and the sciences. Sustainability, climate change, our relationship to the earth we live on and the species we share it with – these are the defining issues of her generation and the generations to come. The art world should take a stand. It has an important role to play. Art about subjects such as climate change, mass extinction, and wasteful consumption doesn’t have to be doom and gloom. Dorieke has found that real, meaningful change stems from positivity. Her art is about trying to bridge that gap of consciousness, about reconnecting, reviving that sense of wonder and care for all that surrounds us.
The focus on sustainability and cradle-to-cradle processes as an artist, means that her work is becoming more and more intertwined with other disciplines in the creative industry and beyond. This is a natural evolution and one she cherishes deeply because she has seen and experienced first-hand how working (and growing) together creates the perfect circumstances for innovation and change.
Her role as an artist is to create something beautiful and at the same time defy the status quo. To trigger something, to change perspectives, make people look differently at things, materials, their surroundings, nature, their behaviour. She tries to make room for dialogue, for asking questions and wondering. Her work celebrates the relationship between human and nature…work made of soil, earth, nature… she is nature, we are nature, earth, soil, it is the origin and destination of all, everything is connected.
This is my personal portfolio.