Wendy Nouse is a Parisian region (Bois-le-Roi) based Dutch contemporary artist, who creates mainly social art pieces. Her work invites you to participate actively inside the piece and become a part of it.
Because she feels that her work is part of society she also hosts workshops for kids and adults. As well she creates graphics for local entrepreneurs and individuals. Check out more to learn more about her side projects.
Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.–Oscar Wilde
- What made you want to become an artist?
I have always been impressed by the light, textures and compositions. The world miracles and the magical stories behind it.
As a kid, I was fortunate enough to live a life of luxury. I got introduced to all the beautiful things in life. They were allowing me to nurture myself, with materials, compositions, design and architecture. My family used to renovate houses, which allowed me to learn different skills and materials.
I didn’t know what kind of art I wanted to make, so I tried everything and learned many different techniques. Also, I wasn’t a great fan of studying. My dyslexia made it hard for me to read and write. It took me a long time to figure out who I was, what I wanted and how to get there.
As an autonomous artist, I can explore it all. Today I created my art practice in many facets that complement each other and make it possible for me to live as a full-time artist.
- Are there any key themes, messages or theories behind your work?
My art practice is considered politically engaged. I research the topics I work on, in science and philosophy. Then translate my results into a visual context. For me, it is important for spectators who are not educated in contemporary art can understand and experience my work.
- Could you tell us a bit about your artistic approach? (Style, medium and specific techniques.)
I let the work decide which medium would support it best. I do have a preference to paint, draw, write, mixed-media, performance, film and photography. My studio is currently not adapted to applying sculptures to my practice.