It's windy (2011) Anuli Croon
CBK Rotterdam, in collaboration with Havensteder and Sonor, developed a plan to provide renovated ornament frames around the Zwaanshals with a work of art. In total, seven new paintings were added to 2011 and two well-known works were restored. One of those new works is this painting by Rotterdam artist Anuli Croon, placed on the corner of Witte Zwaanhof and Zwaanshals. Croon paints city people: her mechanical looking lines, the industrial surfaces and patterns and hard colors are far removed from any nature. Cartoonesk flips the hair of the characters around their blue or off-white faces. Croon's work seems to have been made with a computer rather than painted by hand. To match a city like Rotterdam, these figures have been put down dynamically and in a monumental grand way. They almost seem to burst out of the list.
Anuli Croon (Leeuwarden, 1964) lives and works in Rotterdam. In 1989 she graduated from the Academy of Art and Design in 's-Hertogenbosch. In January 1990 she moved to Rotterdam. Croon paints along the lines of the cartoon. Her work is colorful and looks simple without being simplistic. The two-dimensional representation fully conforms to the flat surface of canvas, wall or wall. Croon has completed various assignments in the (semi-) public space of the Netherlands, including in Pendrecht and the Oude Noorden.
Witte Zwaanhof 58, 3035 ZJ Rotterdam, Netherlands