Cissy Spoelstra
Artist/
Painter

Cissy Spoelstra

Painter

Bio

Cissy Spoelstra Cissy Spoelstra is a Dutch artist, photographer, based in Leiden. She studied creative photography at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam and worked as a photographer until march 2020 when she was forced to stay at home due to the pandemic. This enabled her to finally find the time to start to create, explore, invent and develop all her ideas. Cissy Spoelstra was always interested in alternative photography and started cyanotypes because one just needs the sun, some chemicals and paper. Making cyanotypes is her main occupation now, but she also makes Polaroid emulsion lifts and works in analogue photography. Cyanotype is a photographic pri n ti n g process, dati n g from 1 8 4 2 , th a t produces a classic Prussi a n blue pri n t. Why does she love making cyanotypes? She loves the unpredictable outcome of the cyanotypes and the imperfections. Purposely imperfection gives her work the personality that she is looking for. Every blueprint she creates is a unique artwork. Once Cissy Spoelstra started working with cyanotypes, she really got caught up in them! She loves to experiment with a lot of materials, especially transparent ones. Her work is moving between photography, art and design.

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