Tinca Veerman

Suitable man, No.1
12.6″x9.45″; collage on Zerkall paper; 2012

Tinca Veerman
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Imagination exists by the grace of the imperfect, the unfinished and the unknown.

As long as I can remember, I have been collecting things and placing them together in little shrines. Some pieces have meaning, others are just plain but meaningful because of their shape. My work begins from this ritual. I make my collage with books from the 60s and 70s that I collect, not because of nostalgia, but because of their colours. Not extremely bright colours, but soft and saturated colours, like the colours in the movie Cat On a Hot Tin Roof.

In the collages I make, I’m always searching for a balance between reality and alienation. I’m always questioning myself about where reality ends and imagination begins. I question myself about the personal diary we keep in our heads. Are we capable of accepting new concepts or are we always hooking them up to a “thing” we know from real life and trying to connect with it?


Tinca Veerman graduated from Artez, Arnhem, The Netherlands in 1990. Since then, she has been working as an artist, musician, and silkscreen printer. She also worked at the Frans Mazereel Centre for Graphic Techniques in Kasterlee, Belgium. Her speciality is silkscreen  printing.

Today she lives and works in Amsterdam.


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He prefers his old system in his head
12.6″x9.45″; collage on Zerkall paper; 2011

big thoughts
12.6″x9.45″; collage on Zerkall paper; 2012