Hi, I’m Kimberley Fidom (1991) and I am a freelance Illustrator and Animator from the Netherlands (Zwolle). I work with gouache, ink, acrylic, pencil and collage which I transfer with photoshop to final illustrations in all kind of ways.
2015 – 2018
ArtEZ University of the Arts, Zwolle Illustration Design – HBO
2012 – 2014
Willem de Kooning Acadamy, Rotterdam Illustration Design – Propedeuse
2008 – 2012
Cibap Vocational College for the creative Arts, Zwolle 3D Designer – MBO
PROJECTS / EXHIBITIONS
2020 Project ”Signs on the window”, Emmeloord, Triade
2018 Project and Exhibition ”Ruis, how does image contribute to processing”, Zwolle, ArtEZ University
2018 Exhibition Graduation ”Ruis, how does image contribute to processing”, Zwolle, Academiehuis Grote Kerk
2018 Nominated for the Acadamy Price ”Ruis, how does image contribute to processing”, Zwolle, ArtEz University
2017 Group Exhibition ”Dead animals and their stories”, Rotterdam, Natural History Museum
2017 Exhibition ”Open up”, Vollenhove, De Zwaan
2016 Project ”YoungTalent, Cultural Heritage”, Paris
2016 Group Exhibition Illustration Biennale ”Animation Privacy”, Haarlem, Toneelschuur
2020 ”The Anamesa Woman”, Magazine Anamesa by Leliedesign – Editorial Illustrations
2018 ”Ruis, how does image contribute to processing”, Magazine Metropolis M – Article
2018 ”Ruis, how does image contribute to processing”, Newspaper de Stentor – Article
Somewhere between my thoughts and memories is a small space that I hide in. On dark days when I don’t want to mingle in the crowd, on days when I shed all tears until the new morning sun comes up, on days when I hate myself, on days when I can’t bear the days anymore. That small space that I hide in, consists out of small cardboard boxes that contains all kinds of little notes and drawings. Sometimes I take a note from the cardboard box and bring it to our real world. Those are the stories I want to share to help people who experience the same as I do.
In 2011 my father passed away and so began my journey in this small space where more and more small cardboard boxes came. I talk about experiencing loss, about having a depression, burnout, about daily life and the experiencing of any emotion but not knowing what to do with it.
Events like these have leave a big mark in our lives. We all experience them, but we often keep them to ourselves.
Don’t we know how to communicate about these things to people around us or are we ashamed?
In my work, which varies from Illustrations to animations, I tell about how we can process an event like this or share it with others. In my work I translate this in a playful and light way with the use of color, material and lines. In my work I look for a smile and a tear, for a soft and a hard side. Because processing is an emotion.
First collect hundreds of boxes and keep them close to you before you can open them and share them with others.