Atelier van Dommelen 

By artist Liset van Dommelen

Rotterdam Netherlands or traveling around in a VW bus

                   Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself.

                                                   Nobody knows his own frontiers.                                                                      

                                                                     Louis Kahan


Creating  and presenting art is my way to share my experiences, and research: How to live my life on this (to me) amazing planet?                                                                                                                                                                I'm in the first place a wanderer, a documenter, a process researcher. Fascinated by ice, silence,time ,thoughts, and nature.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

A lot of things I explore in the format of a project. I explored a year of media silence in 2008. No television, radio,or reading newspapers and magazines the whole year. As a result of that the television left the house and never came back.                                                                                                         In 2017 I started the “swan prince project” based on the story the 6 swans by Grimm. I did not speak for 6 days, switched off my social media, phone and email. And when I was ready I stopped my Facebook and LinkedIn.                                                                                                                                             This year (2018 ) I work on a magic shirt like they appear in the 6 swans story to reconnect with my silence and to find out what such a fairytale task does with the creator.                                                                                                                               

As a printer I have developed my own version of gyotaku printing. Printing animals and my muze in animal suites with naturale dyes is where I work on at the moment.    

Ice etudes is my ice photography documetary I work on for 20 years now. Ice has so many different shapes and forms year after year. It also makes incredible sounds.

All these project are still in new stages of development. If you like to see my work you are very welcome in my atelier in Rotterdam. I also give presentations about my work and how it evolves.                       More details about that or if you like to make an appointment to visit me, or have something else you want to ask. Sent an email to 

2018 Is the last full year I work in the Netherlands for a while. It is also the last year that I have easy access to my prints for exhibitions or to sell them. On the road I will improvise most of the time and work with local or found materials and print methods. But I do I have full access to my photos.                          If you wonder where atelier van dommelen is wandering and working, Instagram will give you the answer :

As a member of CBK Rotterdam my work and info are also visible at