Since I can remember, I've always felt a lot of pleasure
when I create things that express my dreams and fascinations.
That feeling followed me until today. The endless moments of
drawing at my parental home, what I often did together with
my sister, formed the fundament of my ambition to live my
life as an artist. I wanted to be an illustrator, a film director,
an animator, a prop creator, but now I realize there's no
need to put myself into a frame to categorize myself. Or
maybe is an "allround artist" also a category? Anyway, art
always came across my path.
In March 2019, the initials 'lvb' were no longer only a
signature that I added to a finished artwork. They formed
the name of my own art practice. lvb art means passion,
professionality, quality above quantity, authenticity, plea-
sure, variety, experiment. But even more importantly:
catching the soul of animals into impressive, handmade
artworks that come alive in a unique way.
My art practice mainly highlights the relation-
ship between humans and animals
and the tension between nature and
artificiality. My autonomous work is
often characterized by its surreal,
imaginative accents and playful
aspects, which invites to dis-
cuss everyday subjects
and personal questions.
thing in my life is to
believe in adventures that
can change my point of view,
even if I am a bit afraid of them.
To give the inner child in me room to observe the world more purely and also to bring magic in common things.
We can be puppets of our own life, but life can also be a puppet for us.
It's just how you decide to look upon the things that surround you.
Lisanne Thérèse Christina van Brakel
Born 6 May 1991, Uden (NL)
Nominations / Prizes:
2019: Nominated for Pixi Illustratiewedstrijd (NL) 2018: St. Joost Penning, AKV St. Joost, Breda (NL)
2018: JBMVMJPEDWVDG-prijs, AKV St. Joost, Breda (NL)
2014 - 2018: AKV St. Joost, Breda (NL), Autonome Beeldende Kunst
2010 - 2014: Helicon Opleidingen, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL), Hand & Design / Specialist Natuur & Vormgeving
2008 - 2010: De Eindhovense School / Sint Lucas, Eindhoven (NL), Printmedia Zeefdruk
2004 - 2008: Udens College, Uden (NL), VMBO Basis, Schilderen & Reclame
2019, October 2: TEDxBreda, Podium Bloos, Breda (NL), theme 'Imagine Reality', a collaboration project where I was responsible for the artistic side programme of the event
2019, September 15 - November 10: GAlandART, Hamont-Achel (BE), theme 'Rippereren'
2018, November 16 - 26: Bossche Tekenfestival, Werkwarenhuis, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL), theme 'De Vuile Was'
2018, September 14 - 16: Destillaat #20, Extrapool, Nijmegen (NL)
2018, July 27 - 28: Arty Party, Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)
2018, July 6 - 8: Zomersymfonie, Merwesteinpark, Dordrecht (NL)
2018, June 30 - July 4: C-Section: The Musical, AKV St. Joost, Breda (NL), Fine Arts graduation show as a part of 'Launch 2018'
2018, April 26: Baby Shower / Artist Talks, AKV St. Joost, Breda (NL)
2018, March 31: Full Moon Performances, Drie Mollen Project, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
2018, March 9 - 11: Moving Futures, Podium Bloos, Breda (NL)
2018, February 22: N.I.P.T. / Artist Talks, AKV St. Joost, Breda (NL)
2018, January 19 - 21: Floyd Firestone & The Ultrasonic Gang from The Other Side, De Fabriek, Eindhoven (NL), a colla- boration project with Fine Art students of AKV St. Joost Breda and AKV St. Joost 's-Hertogenbosch
2017, December 18 - 22: In Blijde Verwachting, AKV St. Joost, Breda (NL), an exhibition during the closing hours of the art academy
2017, October 3: Boekpresentatie Koko en Spriet in de Kleuterklas, De Dompelaar, Elsendorp (NL), a collaboration project with Ellen van den Bos
2017, September 30: Kunstnacht, Jeroen Bosch Tuin, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
2017, September 7 - 10: L.A. Breda, Kunsthuis, Minister Kanstraat, Breda (NL), a collaboration project with Podium Bloos and students of AKV St. Joost Breda
2017, June 26 - July 8: Performance Masterclass - This is Live! The Poetic in Performance Art / P.S., IPA and PAS, Quartair, Den Haag (NL)
2017, June 1: Manifestaties, Drie Mollen Project, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL), a collaboration project with Fine Arts students of AKV St. Joost Breda
2017, April 7: Artist Talks, AKV St. Joost, Breda (NL)
2017, January 13 - 15: Frisbee, WORM, Rotterdam (NL), exhibition as a part of the minor Arts & Interaction
2016, November 26: Ambacht Open Dag / Het Ambachtshuis Brabant, Drie Mollen Project, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
2016, October 8 - 30: The Big Draw - Unframed! / STeC, Kruithuis, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)
2016, October 17 - 20: Inter'aksi, AKV. St. Joost, Breda (NL), exhibition as a part of the minor Arts & Interaction
2016, September 4: Haaren in Beeld & Geluid, Haaren (NL)
2016, July 30: Zomercarnaval, Rotterdam (NL), a collaboration project with Mette Sterre, Bart Stuart, Klaar van der Lippe, All You Can Art Summerschool, TENT Rotterdam, Instituto Buena Bista and Kunsthal Rotterdam
2016, January 21 - 23: Vieze Vloer, AKV St. Joost, Breda (NL)
2014, June 19 - 21: Bosch Parade, De Dommel, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL), a collaboration project with Anton Schrauwen in the name of 'Lisant Productions', from which different 'Lisant' projects continued until 2018
2014, June 6: Dieraden, PK14, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL), Hand & Design graduation show as a part of an internship period at Orefario Edelsmeden