“The jury has great admiration for all students who were hindered by COVID-19 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 were therefore nominated for the Lakeside Collection Award. This was the case with the paintings by Tian Teng, 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 her the Lakeside Collection Award, the jury wants to challenge her to show more. We hope that the Award will support her further professionalization and will 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.”
– On behalf of the fellow judges Tomáš Libertíny (visual artist), Ali Keles (Managing Partner of Lakeside Capital Partners, Founder and Chairman of Lakeside Collection), and Erik Paol (Partner of Waardewerk Art Appraisal & Consultancy)