Posts by Loren Snel

  • Studio Sessions: Robin Pieterse

    Interview with Robin Pieterse
    by Loren Snel
    Studio Sessions: Robin Pieterse

    In Studio Sessions we take you on tour along the work spaces of MAPA artists. This time we meet with Robin Pieterse, the fourth artist in MAPA’s upcoming Amsterdam show Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues. Robin – soon graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) - meets us on Zoom. She chats to us about how embodied obsessions and colourful fascinations give shape to her internal and external landscapes. ‘I always notice what I’m feeling. It can be an inconvenience, but it’s a great resource for my art.’

  • Studio Sessions: Safira Taylor

    Interview with Safira Taylor
    by Loren Snel
    Studio Sessions: Safira Taylor

    In Studio Sessions we take you on tour along the work spaces of MAPA artists. This time we visit Safira Taylor, our third artist in MAPA’s upcoming Amsterdam show Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues. We meet Safira at her place in the picturesque old streets of the Jordaan in Amsterdam. Currently in between studios, both Safira and her work seem to thrive on being in a constant state of flux. She tells us how photoshoots of beetles and spiders came to inform her artistic practice, one that, much like rewilded nature, is constantly developing. ‘I encourage myself to do something differently every time. Nature works similarly, it has to.’

  • Studio Sessions: Laurence Herfs

    Interview with Laurence Herfs
    by Loren Snel
    Studio Sessions: Laurence Herfs

    In Studio Sessions we take you on tour along the work spaces of MAPA artists. This time we visit Laurence Herfs, whose work will feature in the upcoming Amsterdam show Rectangle Roots & Paved Tongues. We meet Laurence at her home in The Hague. She talks to us about the need for safe spaces to create in, and how her roots as a comic book artist shaped her praised graduation work. ‘You have to relate with your body to the bodies in my work.’