Article in the book Tile Envy by Deborah Osborne, the best of 60 tile designers in the world.

Marieke Bouman spent most of her time working as an architect and a structural engineer, and she brings much or That background into her work. In her smaller sculptural pieces, there is a sense of microcosm, with layers and textures creating a three-dimensional tableau that's reminiscent of an urban plan. In the town of Lunteren in her native country, The Netherlands, Bouman made five tile panels as part of a greater urban installation, that were adhered to the facades of local buildings. Each of the tiled mini-murals is relevant to the building it was made to adorn, speaking or local traditions That are still very much alive.



An extensive article by Piet Augustijn in the magazine "Ceramics" on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition at the town hall in Ede.

Article in the book 5000 Years of tiles (British Museum) by Hans van Lemmen about Tile Route Lunteren.

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An article in the magazine about "De Tegelroute" (the Ceramic Tile Road) in Lunteren.


An article in the magazine "Kermiek" about ceramic tile panels in Brouwershoef in Ede.

Tegeltotaal 1-2008

The height. Three-dimensional tiles in Otterlo.
Olivier van Bemmel.

Three-dimensional thinking; not every tile designer does. But artist Marieke Bouman is an exception. In Dutch tile museum she shows her work. The exhibition is a result of a tile panel that the artist created, with a picture of the town hall of Ede. The municipality bought this panel and gave it as a loan to the Tile museum in Otterloo.

Group exhibition with pupils House Kernhem Ede.
Petra Roelofsen.

Excess. Upon entering Marieke Bouman's work is overwelming. Lots and lots happening in her watercolors. Text, arrows, color surfaces, human forms. Everything takes his place on the image. Still, this excess does not make it chaotic. The compositions are thoughtful and the works radiate a certain peace. Many of the texts they use are in Hebrew, beautiful characters she incorporated into her collage-like watercolors. Small etchings on the windowsills refer to the High Songs.

Her background as an architect enters the work clearly. Architectural elements, urban influences that help shape the life of a human being. Labyrinths of memories.

De Gelderlander. December 2005

Exhibition ceramic works by Marieke Bouman and leendert van der Plas.
Cecile Korevaar

The theme of a series of art pieces of clay and rusted metal Bouman is traveling to the afterlife. "Metal rusted and is fleeting, like life," Bouman explains. "Clay is forever, if well preserved," Van der Plas clarified. The Bouman objects have names like the gate to the afterlife and the bridge across the Styx Dante. The last stop for the afterlife line 13 also is not lacking.