Maria Es born in 1949 in Itteren-Maastricht (NL), lives and works in Berlin and Amsterdam.
Itteren, back then a small village located in the riverbed of the Maes, now a part of the district of Maastricht. The farm landscape, the pristine nature and the multiple floods of the Maes defines her evolution as a woman and as an artist later on. Fascinated by the phenomenon Fertility and Ephemerality she has deepened her search in the predestination of the ‘female’ existence. A search for the identity of the female energy.
Painting/drawing – graffiti - digital process art – art projects – spatial installations – portrait and work in commission.
The art of Maria Es is complex and not easy to define. Her work goes into the deeper layers of the perception. Her paintings and installations are witnesses of a searching, restless and excessive game of identity, were multiple style changes play an important part.
Course of life
In 1996 the ONYVA-female arises from one of her paintings (self portrait ‘Maria’ from 1996).
She becomes the central theme in the work of Maria Es.
The ONYVA-female is the ‘going energy’. She is the name for the energy moving between fertility and ephemerality.
The ONYVA-Female - an aggregation of the French word on y va (they go) is the new female archetype in the visual art. She is capable of innovating herself completely without ending in total anarchy and loss of her own. Not the ratio but an inner intuition defines where to go. Curiosity, Courage and Will power are the only terms.
1982-1983 2 years at the Stadsacademie for Monumental Design in Maastricht
1983-1984 1 year supervised painting by Professor Pieter Defesche of the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht
1983 1 year graphic design in a graphic workshop in Maastricht
1997 Started ceramic sculpture. Ceramic design: self-taught
1997 InternationalSchool of Filosofy, Leusden, NL
2002 / 2003 Diploma from Memo Trainings in Amsterdam. Enterprising is an art – Art is enterprising –
2003 Workshop in Leem-Strobouw Shipping Wharfs in Warns (Friesland)
2009 Hogeschool Utrecht NL. communication and journalism
2009 Seminar BBK Berlin – Editionen, Auflageobjekten, Multiples.
2009 Seminar BBK Berlin - Ausstellungen konzipieren & organisieren.
2009 Seminar BBK Berlin - Die eigene Kunst managen II: Mut & Gelassenheit.
2010 Seminar Acrystal Bildhauerwerkstatt BBK Berlin
1992 - 1993 Pedrazza de la Sierra, Spain
1997 - 1998 – 1999 Batz sur Mèr, France
2003 – 2004 – 2005 – 2006 – 2007 - 2008 -2009 Berlin, Germany.
2009 Moving to Berlin-Neukölln with her Artspace ONYVA®Berlin.
Kunstenaars & Co Amsterdam
F N V KIEM in Amsterdam
Artist Circle in Limburg
Limburgs ceramic circle
Symbiose Institute: Art & Culture department
Initiator of Artist in Cooperation (Dutch acronym: KIS)
NGBK Berlin: Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst
BBK Berlin Berufsverband Bildender Künstler Berlins
Freelance Factory Amsterdam