Lakeside Collection Award
In 2021 the Lakeside Collection Award has been founded and for the first three years the collection is committed to presenting the award to one of the participants of the Best Graduates exhibition, organized annually by Galerie Ron Mandos and supported by the Ron Mandos Young Blood Foundation. Both the gallery and the foundation are admired for supporting young artists unconditionally.
Yearly the winner of the Lakeside Collection Award will be given an artist in residence program in the private compartment of the Lakeside Collection in Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, including financial support and guidance during this period. With this award, the Lakeside Collection aims to support and provide visibility for local and contemporary artists. Creating a long term relationship with the artists is an important anchor of the program.
Marloes Roeper (graduate of HKU, Utrecht) has been awarded the first Lakeside Collection Award. The selection was amongst 26 talented artists selected for the Best of Graduates 2021 by the Ron Mandos Young Blood Foundation. The other two nominees were Esmee van Zeeventer and Tian Teng.
Motivation by the jury (Erik Paol, Tomáš Libertíny and Ali Keles) of Lakeside Collection Award 2021:
“The jury has great admiration for all students who were hindered by COVID19 in their interaction with others during their last two years of study. But the results were astonishing. We saw a level in three candidates that touched us unanimously and therefor nominated for the Lakeside Collection Award. That was the case with the paintings by Tian Teng and Marloes Roeper and with the photos by Esmee van Zeeventer. After a long neck-and-neck race with Esmee van Zeventer, the jury chose Marloes Roeper.
Marloes Roeper knows how to achieve maximum effects with minimal resources. Her quick brushstrokes and her color schemes show bravado and have a direct effect on the senses. It mysteriously stimulates the sense of space. Marloes can make the world seem simple in an instant and you hardly know how she succeeds. But the joy in painting is clearly visible and contagious.
We therefore believe that a graduate with the daring and open-mindedness of Marloes Roeper holds a promise for the future. By awarding the Lakeside Collection Award, the jury wants to challenge her to show more. We hope with the Award to support her further professionalisation and to offer her a success factor that she deserves at this point in her career.
Concerning co-nominated Esmee van Zeeventer, the Lakeside Collection has decided to include one of her works in the collection.”