PAINTINGS : “ FLEUVE D 'IMAGES”
“A mild mixture of symbolism, surrealism and comics, a kind of illustration without a story; thoughts that have grown out of proportion and have been thrown into oil-paintings and mixed-techniques on paper." Wild ideas from a constant moving spirit are born in new unexpected situations.
The first main theme is perishableness , the thought of the apocalypse is never far away. We humans; small creatures that are only a part of this gigantic universe. Despite our knowledge of this we try to control things that happen here on earth and manipulate reality, but in the end everything we do is just create chaos and destruction. On the other hand my work emphasizes the fact that it is impossible for us to have control, because we are small fragile beings.
The second main theme is 'water'; this is something you can find in all of my work. Water: rolling, flowing, foaming, spatting, destructive, very powerful and fascinatingly beautiful.
1964 : I was put on this planet.
1964 - 1979 : I discover that I am rather creative and this leaves a mark on everything I do: from playful doodles to en-carving school-benches, painted table-clothes (greatly displeasing my mother) and murals in places not meant for murals.
All of this led to a wise decision; Miriam will go to Sint-Lucas, Institute of Arts.
1980 - 83 : studies arts at Sint-Lucas Institute of Arts in Ghent
1983 - 87 : studies monumental arts in the Sint-Lucas College of
Arts in Ghent. Masterdegree.
1987- 2005 : starts a full-time job as a textiledesigner, but continues to paint on the side.
1988 - 91 : participates in a few group exhibitions.
1992 : first solo exhibition ‘Daccazolder’ in Temse
1993 : ’t galerietje’ in Avelgem, literary cafe ‘Den Hopsack’ in Antwerp
1994 : ‘Masereelfonds’ in Sint-Niklaas Art-gallery ‘Isabella Brant’ in Antwerpen
1996 : Centre of arts: ’t eynde in Belsele
1997 - 2002 : a period of rest and thought about my work and being an artist.
2003 : I am happy about my work once more, and slowly but surely start to show it again to the world.. Exhibition in the ‘Eygalerey’ in Belsele centre of arts, Jazzlab ‘De Spiegel’ in Sint-Niklaas
2005 : Gallery 'Moving Art' in the wollstreet in Antwerp
2006 : Hotsy Totsy club in Ghent
Centre of independant art " tey" Belsele
2007: Gallery De Muze" Ghent
Project exhibition at church Lochristy