Alice van der Sluis is an emerging visual artist based in the Netherlands.
Many years ago she followed a two years training at the Fotovakschool (University for applied photography) in the Netherlands. Here she learned basically the technical part of photography. Years later this would prove to be the basis for her as an visual artist.
Now she is an artist who capture ideas by using photography and Photoshop, but this is a creative process that first of all take place in the mind. The challenge is always to create something new and dissolve technical and practical problems. If I don’t know how to do it technically, she said, then I figure it out until I know how to do it. This always challenge her to be creative and to learn new ways, new technics for expressing what lives as an idea in her mind. An infinite process than never stops.
For all of her work she use her own photo’s which she combine, edit and manipulate by using Photoshop until it is a whole. This is a complex process in which she often use more than 50 different pictures and layers to get the desired result.
The subjects that Alice currently use for her work are coming from her immediate environment. Alice has a predilection for surrealism which she prefer to call surrealistic realism. After all that what lives in the mind is already an reality.