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Pauline van de Ven (Netherlands) graduated in Economics at Amsterdam University but gave up her work as journalist to become a painter. She worked in water colour, linocut and etching ground on glass before switching to digital painting in 2004 and developing to vector-raster painting. Through a ‘Survey of Digital Painting’ and by promoting a technical standard, she made a contribution to the development and understanding of digital painting. Her work has been exhibited in Budapest, Milan, New York and Amsterdam and features in private collections and the Literary Museum (Letterkundig Museum) in The Hague. She received two awards from the Museum of Computer Art (MOCA), in 2014 and 2015.

"Certain experiences early in life instilled in me an ever-present sense of temporality, a source not only of sadness, but also of intensified joy about all things radiating freshness, liveliness and momentary beauty. My painting is an intuitive effort to express that non fleeting, immobile, basic state of being that underlies the flow of everyday emotions and which itself is unaffected by the passage of time. Technically I like to combine the smooth, playful, intentional properties of vector with the natural softness, contingency, and broader emotional palette of raster. The endless variety of forms and colors, flying around in time's strictly one-way direction, never ceases to fascinate me."

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