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21 November 2014 | Nieuws

Winners Piket Art Prizes 2014

Painting: Inge Aanstoot (1987)

Verdict of the Jury: Inge Aanstoot’s work is imaginative, powerful, organic, and colourful, and is characterised by interesting contrasts. She creates a world of her own, both personal and recognisable. Aanstoot’s paintings are usually large – the canvas completely covered. However, she is also able to create tension through empty space between figures and objects. Her colours are deep and intense. She works from her own experience, brain and soul in a seemingly natural manner. Her intelligent use of colour and surface enables her to obtain a striking unity of composition, despite the many details. Her work lives! She has shown a strong development since her graduation in 2009, and the jury expects she will further mature in the future.

Dance: Joshua Junker (1998)

Verdict of the Jury: Joshua deeply impressed the jury – he is a pure, rare dance talent. His body, with its fine legs and feet, is an ideal instrument for a great career as a dancer. Starting from a breakdance background, Joshua received his classical basis at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His recent transfer to the Royal Ballet School in London not only offers him first class training, but also unique opportunities within the international dance circuit. The jury relishes the thought that, in this way, he will be able to present his initial formation in The Hague.

Dramatic Arts: Karel van Laere (1988)

Verdict of the Jury: Karel van Laere is a headstrong, original polymath, who designs costumes and sets for various performances at his own studio in The Hague, and stages fashion shows. He is not afraid to confront the technical obstacles these activities present. In addition, he tours with a very physical dance/music performance, and makes short films in which he is moving and immovable at the same time: he explores the human body’s way and scope of movement as well as the technical developments that surround us. Van Laere’s work expresses his desire to astonish his audience with new points of view and new ways of viewing. The jury envisages an important role for him in the theatrical future.