THE ARTIST - NADINE SPRONK
Nadine is a Dutch Artist and cultural entrepreneur.
In her Atelier in the ACTA building in Amsterdam, Nadine portrays a life and body of work in 'Neon Romanticism'. Her work draws inspiration from her lifelong patronage to the underground music and arts scene in Europe. She delicately explores the parallels of the neon lights of the underground and the totality of romanticism. It references realism, abstract and expressionism through oil and acrylic on canvas, poetry, photography and hand-made fashion pieces.
Keeping the brain and body in motion she seeks to unveil how a process can trigger all parts of your personality from the smallest task to the largest painting. Visitors from around the world can play with her and experience her story in the Atelier. She gives a clear creative experience without purpose or expectation but with individuality.
“WE ARE NEVER PERFECT AND ALWAYS UNFINISHED. WE ARE FOREVER EVOLVING. EVERY STEP AHEAD IS FOLLOWED BY THE UNKNOWN, BY A QUESTION MARK. THIS GIVES OPTIONS TO GROW, TO EXPLORE BEAUTY IN ALL, TO KEEP OUR MINDS AND BODIES IN MOTION, EMPOWERING THE SELF TO CREATE WHAT’S REALLY OURS AND TO BUILD A FOR FILLING MEANING IN LIFE.”
Founder of PAND14. In 2010, Nadine and partners started one of Amsterdam's first 24 hour clubs. Changing the interiors on a weekly rotation, Nadine created a playground for the underground to experience a visual and emotional connection with the music. The club set precedent for the city of Amsterdam to accept the cultural benefits which the club scene brings to the Dutch and International visitors.
Founder of Radion. In 2014, Nadine and Partners created a club, restaurant and exhibition space in Amsterdam which is still loved and enjoyed by today's Underground club scene.
Nomination for Koninklijke Prijs voor de Vrije Schilderkunst , 2011. Exhibited in The Dam Palace, Amsterdam.
Nomination for Body Fashion Contest, Tilburg, 1999
Bachelor of the Arts specializing in Photography, HKU, Utrecht, 2000