Lucille van Straten, an artist from The Netherlands, is passionate about urban art.
Over the years, she has visited cities all over the world. She is continually curious about and inspired by the unexpected around the corner, hiding in little alleyways and in court yards.
She observes people, traffic, the way buildings reach to the sky and fill your view completely. She is fascinated by wet markets, smells, the grubbiness of alleyways, dirt, endless rows of air-conditioners, smog and decay and the juxtaposition of mixing traditional buildings with contemporary architecture.
Where the architect finished, she’ll take over…
She takes pictures, absorbs all these sensations and impressions and translates her perspective onto paper and canvas.
This has turned into a growing collection of art works using oil paint on canvas and mixed media:
Cities that inspire her most are:
New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul , Venice, Vienna, London, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Berlin
1985 – present:
There are a variety of exhibitions in galleries or other locations on a regular basis, both as a solo artist or in collaboration with other artists. Specifications concerning exhibitions is available upon request.
Hong Kong, Singapore, Belgium, UK, USA (Florida)
Breda, Oosterhout, Arnhem, Doesburg, Veenendaal, Oudenbosch, Ettenleur, Ede, Fijnaart, Roosendaal, Utrecht, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Moergestel, Made, Burgh Haamstede, several artfairs
Every person possesses their own individual color identity. As color can evoke a certain mood that may trigger or exacerbate an emotion, it is important to create harmony between a person and their surroundings.
Lucille is a certified color consultant and has advised architects, interior designers, as well as individuals.
She is specialized in recommendation for the use and application of color in interior and exterior design, placing emphasis on composition and balance with the surroundings, shape and texture.