Liesbeth Jimmink's art reflects her inquisitive mind and evidences a sense of humour and an eye for colour. In her 3D work she uses various materials such as fabric, wood, metal, paper, tree branches, styrofoam and netting. These objects are arresting, often funny and reminiscent of theatrical props that have walked off the stage. This comes as no surprise: after graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie for Fine Arts and Design in Amsterdam as a stage and costume designer, Liesbeth worked for TV and cinema for many years. All of this is reflected in her work as an artist.


Her small bronze tables seem to appear from nowhere. Liesbeth has always been fascinated by branches as a basis for objects and tables, which was one of the reasons why she decided to learn how to weld. She previously used branches in many different forms in her paper objects, as moulds or as parts of statues, and recently switched to bronze. Bronze is a more durable metal and can also be used for welding. This is how the elegant bronze ‘Branch tables’ came into being.


For her 2D work, paper collages and paintings, Liesbeth collects pictures and photographs; with these elements she creates a new world. Although this world is based on the real world we see around us, it has a life of its own. People appear to be performing a play in a space resembling a stage. Different images blend into an intriguing new entity. In her paintings light and colours appear just that bit more exuberant than they do in real life. This changes our view of reality and makes us curious: you feel there is a story, but we are not quite sure where it will lead us. Jimmink works independent as well as commissioned.



Liesbeth has begun to make more and more use of her iPhone camera in recent years. This is how the jumbled-up pictures of her home came into being, from which odd spatial paintings emerged. Her current focus theme is ‘the Stage’. She gives her own take on the world of music and theatre, which she bends to her own will with a great sense of colour and humour. Alienation, jumbling up, crazy stories: anything can happen as the boundaries between fantasy, reality and ‘theatrical reality’ become blurred beyond recognition.


Liesbeth says: 'I try to amaze people by giving my own twist to reality. I would like to make them look below the surface and discover the unexpected. In return, it's surprising and inspiring to learn how the viewer sees my work, so it works both ways.'