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'Don't let the clock rule your life. Surrendering to time and not being swept along by the delusions of the day, gives inner time room for reflection, creativity and humanity!' – Dutch writer and philosopher Joke J. Hermsen


In her mixed-media paintings, Pauline Nijenhuis depicts 'speed' in a very labour-intensive and time-consuming technique (acrylic painting and embroidery by hand). With this process she seeks out the delay. Perhaps unconsciously a silent protest against the dizzying acceleration in our current high-tech era?

The increasing speed in our western world has a lot of influence on the appearance of our environment through, among other things, automation processes, the use of robots and the multimedia world. What impact does the increasing speed have on our perception. Will our brains be able to keep up with this increase in the long run? And what are the consequences of this? Are our hasty, quick decisions the right ones?

Pauline starts her work process by looking for (the) speed: from a moving car she takes pictures of the highway landscape in an urban environment. The result is different depending on the speed of the car. She makes photos, textile paintings and installations.

In all her work she investigates the acceleration in our current society and how our human body relates in an increasingly automated society; see also the projects Fast Work Time consuming Landscape HAND@WORK and her latest project Password; a curse or a blessing? 

'That other reality which becomes visible by speed.'

In addition to textile paintings, Pauline also focuses on photography. Get acquainted with her new photo works printed on dibond with a top layer of acrylic.