Dutch contemporary artist Eva Miedema (1984) found her voice in art by creating large expressive paintings with the medium Indian ink. Indian ink is as dark as it gets and dries waterproof. Once the ink is set there is no going back. A challenge that makes creating with this medium unpredictable, experimental and fun. It’s a fluent and unique style of creating. A signature style she has shaped after more than a decade of painting nude models. As an autonomous self-made artist she has the opportunity to create in complete freedom. Intuitive, experimenting and challenging herself in the process.
Recently Eva launched a solo exhibition of ten portraits with power women as a main theme. The works are currently exhibited in her atelier and in various art exhibitions around Europe. Positivity, honesty and loyalty are words that describe Eva. She’s an expressive introvert with a strong-headed determination to do things her own way. And this personality reflects in her artworks. Looking at her art you’ll experience all kinds of feelings. Being overwhelmed by the size of the pieces, mixed emotions of security and insecurity might occur. Strong and vulnerable at the same time. Isn’t art always a true reflection of the maker?
In her art Eva touches themes like diversity and inclusivity. She portrays all kinds of people and in her latest series she’s been drawn to beautiful dark skinned women with natural hair. She hopes the portraits will conquer their rightful place in the art history that until today is still mostly dominated by white male artists and their art subjects. Next to this it’s also time to showcase female artists as much as their male colleagues. It’s time to rewrite and change human history!