ARTIST STATEMENT

simone engelen [1988] is a multidisciplinary artist from the netherlands.
within her work she constantly balances between control and the lack of,
to question and share the very stories that define us.

in the last few years she’s been working on a personal project called 27 drafts, for which she used a series of letters that she’s been trying to write following a painful incident from the past.
in this work, she returns to the remote mountain village, revisits the guilty landscapes, and shapes current reality to look at how elusive the search for closure and meaning can be.

ongoing experiments on the malleability of life and identity made her decide to take a leave of absence for a while.
out of the picture [just like her father] to work remotely on her first novel.

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