Roxanne Dekker è una delle tante giovani e più o meno talentuose artiste dell’era 2.0.
Utilizza Tumblr e Blogspot per condividere le sue illustrazioni e ama i collage come fosse una bambina.
A differenza degli altri pseudo-creativi della sua generazione è finita su Elephant, patinato magazine d’arte contemporanea a tiratura limitata ed esclusiva, per aver partecipato al progetto Young Unknown Artist organizzato dall’Heineken.
Noi le abbiamo fatto qualche domanda per levarci un paio di curiosità.
1) Hi Roxanne, introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi , I’m Roxanne Dekker , 29 years old and I Live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I am a freelance illustrator and artist.
After finishing my study Pedagogy I went to Artemis (Amsterdam) and studied Fashion Styling. This was not a study for illustration, but every time I had the chance I made an illustration. This was a good choice because I finished Artemis with a Cum Laude degree. Since then I’m a freelance illustrator. 4 years now.
Wow, I have a lot! I will tell you a couple: Jeff Koons, Carine brancowitz, Piet Paris, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Piet Parra, WE MAKE CARPETS, Yago Hortal, Things Organized Neatly, Massimo Vitali, Yosigo, VivianeSassen, Erik Sandberg .
The collages about Napoli are made on my vacation in Napoli. This was my first visit to Italia. I fell in love. The three things that hit me where the beautifull rawness of the city, small children and babies on scooters without protection and all the shop windows with purple clothes. I guessed that had something to do with the pope. This inspired me for my collage : ‘Welcome mister Pope’ (see attachment) which I made on a terras in Napoli.
Latoya from WHAT I LOVE DOING approached me for a project called MYKEA. I am a designer for this company now. Later creative agency NINETHIRTY / 09:30 asked her to find artists for the HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE in Amsterdam and again she approached me. For Heineken I made illustrations with themes as: football, Champions League and London. It was the first time my illustrations were printed so big and that was a fantastic experience. Everybody that wants to exhibit there can contact 09:30( https://www.facebook.com/
Here in Amsterdam we have Museumnacht (Museumnight) every year in November. Almost all museums are open by night so you can see art but also party. I’m making the flyer for agency PUP which organizes an event that night in ‘Het Amsterdam Museum’. I’m also in a dj-group called The Pony Peaches (7 women) and we are playing music there. On top of that I’m also an exhibitor at this party.