I'm Doris Kolpa, a Rotterdam based interdisciplinary artist and alumni from Fine Arts at the St. Joost Academy. Through painting, poetry and performances, I explore my experiences of modern-day life, womanhood, love, emptiness and alienation.

From my city roots, I seek a deeper connection to the natural world. I paint landscapes that do not serve as background, but form an equal interplay with the humans. In some works, I blur the lines and surfaces so that human and nature seem to merge into each other. I don’t glorify the nature, but let it be part of everyday life. People lie in open fields, play in rivers or stare into the distance. Moments of uselessness, stripped of functions or productivity, which I consider as a small protest against capitalism.

With black shadows looming between leaves, slumbering banks of fog or wistful expressions of the often young humans, I search for a weight that symbolizes the emerging climate catastrophe.

Painter based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
+31 621 593 448

Selected exhibitions
Festival exhibition, Palet Amsterdam (2023)
Ubuntu, groupshow and performance, de Zolder & Mono Rotterdam (2023)
Zomersalon, groupshow, Westerkade kunst Rotterdam (2023)
When Grey turns Purple, performance, Skek Amsterdam (2023)
Salon de Cultrue, performance, kunstkerk Dordrecht (2023)
Crisiskunst, groupshow, Gallery Niffo Rotterdam (2022)

Figure it out, curating Pictura Dordrecht (2022)
Kersvers, spoken word, vurige tongen, Ruigoord Amsterdam (2022)
Mother(land), groupshow, Z33 Hasselt (2022)
Kersvers, performance night, Door Dordecht (2021)
When the curtain falls, solo show, Culturehub Rotterdam (2021)
Kersvers, groupshow, Pictura Dordrecht (2021)
The Nowshow, groupshow, St. Joost academy Breda (2021)
Window exhibition, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2021

Moment of trust, groupshow, Club Solo Breda (2020)
Bachelor Art & Research, St Joost school for Arts and Design Breda (2017-2021)
Minor Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht