Danielle Nengerman (Zaandam, 1968) graduated the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 1996 and lives and works in Arnhem. She teaches art at "Atelier Creso" in Velp and from her own atelier.
These paintings emerge out of an intuitive research into impermanence.
The themes in the paintings are subject to time and in our daily lives we often face them without noticing them. They hold life and catch the light without moving, though they move us as we notice them, reminding us of our own vulnerability.
The bowl, or a cup, represents our need to try to protect and hold on to all things fleeting and passing by. In Chinese culture the rice bowl symbolizes togetherness.
The landscapes touch on a similar need:
How fleeting is time and still the surface of the water flooding the land, how inevitable the continuous changing of leaves and the light in between.