Double vision on reality.
Monitors define our daily life. Contacts are increasingly using social media.
Everything is within reach. Speed in the society as a whole and in economy in particular, has become important.
There are changes in daily life going on, as taken for naturally.
The progressive use of social media, people come often in a self-created "world".
It seems like this world is assumed to be visible reality. This created reality become truth.
The work is a study of contacts that are changing. The physical world versus digital appearance. It is the imagination of a modern life in a stilled habitat.
Place Birth :
. Utrecht, the Netherlands
. Masterclass drawings , Drawing Centre Diepenheim, (Arno Kramer), by visiting lecturer Paul van der Eerden(2015)
. Diploma Bachelor of Fine Art, With Honour, (2009)
. Bachelor of Fine Art, Utrecht School of Arts (HKU, 2005-2009)
. Visual artist, Utrecht School of Arts (HKU, 2004)
. Experimental painting, Leo Dekker, Driebergen
. Make-up artist
. 1999- now: Visual artist
. 1985-1994: Make-up artist teacher
. 1974-2006: Make-up artist (theatre, photography, cinema, television)
. Winner "National Dixons/Avro Photo competition,(1987)
( award foto )
Civil state :
. Married, one daughter
Abcouwer, visual artist, started her career as a make-up artist in the theatre. Later she set up her own company in this field
carrying out private orders and cooperating in commercials and films. Besides, she worked with renowned
photographers, among whom Paul Huf.
During her years as a make-up artist for television, Abcouwer worked for the dutch and german tv broadcasting including avro, nps, vara and vpro. She works with international celebrities, such as
Julio Iglesias, Cliff Richard, Joe Cocker, Roger Moore, Patrick Bruel and Charles Aznavour and in the Netherlands,
Mies Bouwman, Ivo Niehe, Barend en van Dorp and Nelleke van der Krogt. Interestingly, she contributed to some television adaptations of Italian operas.
In June 2009 she graduated from the Utrecht School of Arts ("Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht"), the Netherlands, as a Bachelor of Fine Art (With Honour).