Vermeer graduated in 1991 as an expressive
artist at the Art Academy in Tilburg, the
Beside traditional-specific sculptures like
figures and portraits, Tineke changed her style
into a entirely new direction that fits her like
a glove. Inspired by her stay on the beautiful
island of Bali she started her work on Bronze sculptures of
original Balinese buildings & construction work,
and later she went on to complete outdoor projects.
Especially the architecture of the high rise
buildings and the religious buildings speak to
The functionality and at the same time
the vulnerability of these buildings are fascinating.
The local Balinese culture and the mentality of
the people is a brilliant inspiring source.
Especially their minimalist lifestyle with very
few possessions and their joy in life,
makes you feel small and brings you back to the
basic principles of existence.
Tineke now works and lives on a half annual base
in Bali and in the Netherlands. Both countries include full
functional workshops equipped with bronze
foundries, ateliers and galleries.
This visually unique work expresses a stillness combined with modesty and at
the same the strength.
Her way of visualizing comes forward from
recognition and idealising.
Tineke also works on assignment for companies as
well as private persons.
Her work can be seen locally in Holland, foreign
countries and of course in Bali.
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