It’s hard to imagine that Amsterdam’s streets were almost completely dark at night until well into the 17th century, when the first streetlights appeared. Because today, there’s light in surroundings no matter where we are, from desk lamps to the many lampposts that line our streets.
Meke Vrienten (1991) is a student in the Bachelor programme Fine Arts and Design at the Breitner Academy (Amsterdam School of the Arts). Peace, quiet and consciousness are the subjects of her art, and with her works, she often invites viewers to take a closer look. She uses a wide range of techniques depending on the subject, from painting to filming.
Vrienten’s artwork is the result of an ongoing annual collaboration between Amsterdam Light Festival and the Breitner Academy, which gives young and creative talent a platform to present their work.