In May 2021 an article is published on the tropistic project
Flora's Ark in 'Roots' magazine Vol 18 (1) of the BGCI - Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
Margot van de Stolpe is a member of a group of artists of The Tropism Art & Science Foundation, established in 2010.
The definition of tropism in the dictionary is; the ability of an organism to direct itself to the light. As an art movement, Tropism both literally and figuratively moves in the direction of a stimulus. Tropism tries to move the observer, while the act of observing itself is being called into question.
For Margot van de Stolpe Tropism is a philosophy that prefers to deviate from the predictable and that reacts against patterns that are endlessly repeating themselves. Renewal, transformation, changing perceptions and a world upside down, are the ultimate goals in her work. Within the tropistic movement she has been busy with patterns and structures in nature and in plantlife.
Patterns are the foundation, the direction, the informative code along which all living things are formed. They provide growth of an organism by repetition of the fixed basic form, as in fractal geometry. The underlying structure in her work is therefore under pressure and is moulded and distorted in order to come to a new reality.'
Patterns ensure an organism's growth by repeating fixed basic forms such as fractals. Patterns derived from nature, form the underlying structure that is under pressure and that is kneaded and schaped into a new reality with a, sometimes, surrealistic stratification. The patterns then loose their predictability and will start to behave in an entirely new and unique way, growing, moving, taking themselves less seriously and maybe exposing themselves in a promiscuous manner.
'I try to apply stratification and depth. Some parts of a photo are accentuated by using visual tools, other parts I let dissapear. I am like a composer with the photographic material and I feel like a painter making layer after layer.
Coincidence playes an important part and once in the flow it goes its own way and makes its mark.
Mirroring and reflecting is an other aspect of my work, emerging constantly, appearing to be an essential element
in the way I express myself. As above so below it seems to be. Both in the macro as in the micro world, they mirror
E x h i b i t i o n s a n d p r o j e c t s
Flora's Ark project
article in 'Roots' magazine Vol 18(1) of the BGCI - Botanic Gardens Conservation International
22 July- 31 december 2021 Solo exhibition in the Flower Art Museum in Aalsmeer
with the series 'Flora Imago'
15 May - 21 June 2021 exhibition in gallery Boot & Stein, Sint Maartensburg
exhibition 'About Trees' in the Flower Art museum in Aalsmeer
Art The Hague, Sandvoort Gallery
- exhibition 'Zomergast' bij Sandvoort Gallery
- exhibition Gallery Schimmelpennink with the 'Ultra Vanity' series
– participation in the permanent Tropistic exhibition in the Flower Art Museum
– summer exhibition of our 'Ultra Vanity' project in the Grachtengalerie Utrecht
– participation in the festival 'Masterly The Hague' in september 2018 with 'Ultra Vanity'
– exhibition in the Slibvijzel in Amsterdam, Sandvoort Gallery
– monumental design 'Warp-pasta' printed on glass
– participation at the Affordable Art Fair in Amsterdam
– exhibition at Sandvoort gallery
– exhibition 'Photosynthesis, shedding new light on plants' in the Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh
– participation in the 'Sneaky Serpents' by Robin Noorda, one of the tropistic light installations for the Amsterdam Light Festival
– art exhibition in hotel Brooklyn in Amsterdam
– Group exhibition 'Photosynthesis' shedding new light on plants' in the Amsterdam Hortus Botanicus
– Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, gallery Van Rijn Art
– art fair ArtEvent with Robin Noorda
E x p o s i t i e s e n p r o j e c t e n
22 July - 31 december 2021 Solo expositie in het Flower Art Museum te Aalsmeer met
de serie 'Flora Imago'
15 mei - 21 juni 2021 expositie in galerie Boot & Stein, Sint Maartensburg
expositie 'Bomen over Bomen' in het Flower Art Museum in Aalsmeer
2 - 6 oktober 2019 - Art The Hague, Sandvoort Gallery
- expositie 'Zomergast' bij Santvoort Gallery
- expositie galerie Schimmelpennink met 'Ultra Vanity'
– permanente Tropistische expositie het 'Tropisme Lab' in het Flower Art Museum te Aalsmeer
– zomerexpositie met het 'Ultra Vanity' project in Grachtengalerie Utrecht
– festival 'Masterly The Hague' , september 2018, 2 werken uit het Ultra Vanity project geinspireerd op oude meester Sartory
- expositie in de Slipvijzel, op het Zeeburger Eiland, te Amsterdam
– Affordable Art Fair bij Sandvoort Gallery
– monumentaal design 'Warp-pasta' op glas geprint in keukeninterieur
– tropistische groepsexpositie 'Photosynthesis, shedding new light on plants' in de Botanical Garden Edinburgh
– het project 'Sneaky Serpents' van mede-Tropist Robin Noorda, samen met Paul Godschalk en Menno Schrap, een van de lichtinstallaties van het Tropisme voor het Amsterdam Light Festival
– groepsexpositie 'Fotosynthese, nieuw licht op planten' in de Hortus Botanicus te Amsterdam
– deelname aan de Affordable Art Fair bij Van Rijn Art Gallery
– deelname aan ArtEvent
further information on www.tropism.eu