In her paintings, drawings and films, Dorita Savert explores the field of tension between beauty and the pathetically kitsch. Closer inspection of what at first appear to be figurative, poetic landscapes reveals a second layer. The viewer is dared to go on a journey through many places and times.
The fictional world of the work may be read as an unprosaic homage to nature. In some works details of flowers are enlarged enormously while in other works they are reduced to a minimum. Parts of old maps or diaries are added and there arises an interface where history, science and human emotion come together.
Nothing is what it seems in this work. Questions are asked about how we observe, how we translate these observations and, thus, how we perceive.
Hilton Brussels City, Brussels (Belgium , solo); Museum Joure (Netherlands, solo); Kunstuitleen Friesland, Leeuwarden (Netherlands, solo); Galerie CCRix, Antwerp (Belgium, solo); De Oosterkerk, Amsterdam (Netherlands, solo); Museum 't Coopmanshûs, Franeker (Netherlands, solo); Galerie d'Eglantier, Amsterdam (Netherlands, solo); Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem (Netherlands); Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft (Netherlands); Noorderlicht Fotomanifestatie, Leeuwarden (Netherlands); Galerie De Vooruit, Ghent (Belgium, solo); World Wide Videofestival, The Hague (Netherlands); Fukui AV Center, Fukui (Japan); Videonale, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (Germany); Elac, Lyon (France); Multimediale, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe (Germany); International Art Festival, Györ (Hungary), International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen (Germany)
Exhibition Museum Joure 2015
Publications and interviews
The Netherlands: AVRO Radio 2; De Gelderlander; Leeuwarder Courant; Kabeltelevisie Amsterdam; Mediamatic; The sustainability of video art, Foundation for the Conservation of Modern Art; catalogue Museum 't Coopmanshûs (solo). Belgium: De Morgen. Germany: catalogue Videonale Bonn; catalogue Multimediale Karlsruhe; De Kleur van Friesland, beeldende kunst na 1945, Huub Mous; catalogue De Kleine Parade, Fries Museum; catalogue Gallery Art Show, Martinihal Groningen
Art Collection of the Council Rheden; Netherlands Media Art Institute NIMK Amsterdam; Stichting Beeldende Kunst Friesland; Collection Hekkelman Arnhem; Rotterdam City Library; Artotheek The Hague; Györ International Art Festival; Time Based Arts / Montevideo Amsterdam and various private collections
Dorita Savert graduated at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Fine Art (BEAR), Arnhem, the Netherlands
price indication: paintings € 350 - € 2500, drawings
€ 150 - € 1000, photography € 150 - € 2000
Distributie Collectie LIMA (Living Media Art) Amsterdam: "Watching" (video)
Distributie Collectie LIMA (Living Media Art) Amsterdam: "Four Roses " (video)
Distributie Collectie LIMA (Living Media Art) Amsterdam: "Sultan's Heart " (video)