Studio paradijs-tuin
Spatial stories and illustration
Spatial stories
gitta pardoel
Designs for 2 gardens, 2020
Design for a private garden, 2020
Greenplan for Nijmegen
Design for a private garden, 2020
Canalhouse, Medemblik, 2006

Looking for connections from inside to outside and from outside to inside

Haystack monument, Aalsmeer, 2006

Looking for connections from inside to outside and restoration and adapting the monument for living.
Aula, Zandvoort, 2006

Enlarging existing building and adapting towards the graveyard.
Chiropractic studio, Den Haag, 2006

Nature inside.
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Flowering letters, garden installation, 2006
Water,letters,graves, inspirered by granada and the gardens of the Alhambra, 12 screens visual poetry, 2006

12 screens showing poetic semi abstract films forming together with the auditive poetry a visual poem about Granada.
Deseo-tierraseca, inspired by the place where Garcia Lorca died, which is now a memorial garden, 2 screens, 2 poems, 2006
Huerta, groeituin, installation biennial Rodealguilar, 2006

1338 AC
they wrote
on these walls
with the pen
of the heart

on the ground
the trees
the marble of fences
we write
with a pen
of pain

they built
we shout

without names
without tombstones
without people
brown stones
spread on the moaning of the dead

with blinking names
with scent of flowers
marble, white marble
writing the dark end
of the prince
of the alhambra

holy water
i could feel
between letters
on the walls
reading water
arabic water
arabic love
steeds begin ik
weer opnieuw
met het
van mijn dromen
die als
dorre bladeren
door het kleinste
zuchtje wind
in versnipperde
klodders verf
die geen
schilderij vormen.
en ook is er
telkens weer
een moment
waarop het
blad weer begint
te groeien
en een symphonie
van kleuren vormt
binnen in mijn
you can walk
out of this city
human dirt
will be
still there.
Ode to Italo Calvino, 152 plastic bags with text, 2014

Solo exhibition, Rijswijk
Fuente alamo, inspired by the water in this place which still let life live, photo set up, 2016

ik richt mijn blik omhoog
en wacht op mijn eureka
verborgen in het landschap
de ontdekking nabij.
maar nu kijk jij naar het verleden
zittend in de cirkels
onder het rond van je parasol,
de dood tastbaar om je heen
hoewel het water hoorbaar is.
het toerisme van nu zoekt
plekken van herinnering
wij zijn van ver gekomen
langs stof en citrusfruit.

Gitta Pardoel……………..Restore Place

The latest works from Gitta Pardoel seem to go about furnishing space through raw, recycled material. She visualizes by these works, details of nature through her artistic vocabulary. She processes the material (wood) to expand the significance of place and to index the ideas, after stripping the material from its decoration. In doing so she let us measure our surroundings in a new way. The places now furnished with this crude material leads their expression through the neutrality of its material and the spontaneity of the performance.
These groups of works, made out of wood and trash formate entities depending on the space itself, the landscape, without purloin or hide the identity of the place, or confuse its virginity.
The artist Gitta Pardoel, looks at the landscape as a poem. We cannot disturb this poem by wiping away its ink. We cannot change its being, but we can artistically read its logic, hear its speech, without abusing its value or identity. The artwork shall keep the nature in balance for us and clarify meanings.
These installations form a code to point out our lives and our isolation. At the same time they restore the place from its solitude through visual reflections, to reveal our presence in the scene, the scene which reduces our daily questions which besiege us.
Perhaps the ruins and the presence of uncertainty more than our own presence in the scene. They dress the soul of the material. The soul meant to be isolated from its body to turn into a residue as if the ruins eroding by migration.
The works of Gitta Pardoel are divided between the appearance of vertical forms like the vertical humans of Giacometti, which seem to be a representation of anxiety and frailty of the individual and his existential obsession. And between blocks placed in a repetitive position like they were gathered by nature itself, like the place has been abandoned or as luggage from which we do not know what is in it or what its destination would have been.
Gitta Pardoel graduated from the Technical university of Delft, NL, in 1991 by earning a master degree in architecture. She studied fine art at the school of fine art in Utrecht and obtained a master degree in art, architecture and design from the university of Montfort, UK. She worked at a variety of offices in the field of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture and carried out many designs. Currently she works as a lecturer of interactive architecture, art and spatial design at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague and at the academy of Art, Communication and Design in Tilburg. She participated in many international exhibitions including Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Argentina and Qatar.

Ali Rashid, 2016
3 wilgen, sculpture for a garden, woodblocks, 2016

Kunstschouw, 2016
Ode to Italo Calvino, Palomar, 2014

We tell stories from the beginning of mankind. From birth our parants tell stories. Stories told or stories looked at in a picture book or stories to read.
We can also tell stories in our spatial surroundings. Some places you can remember because something happened there, or an attractive structure, a monumental tree graps the attention.
Using narratives in designing places can characterize the space, can identify the place and give meaning to the surroundings. Telling spatial narratives with living elements can help the future for this planet.
What does Canna or an Agapanthus tells you?
And terrased like planters?
Maybe the love for the Mediterranian?
A patio garden designed as extension to the house, an outside room leading to the atelier space of an artist.

A fron garden leads from public to the intimate inside space.

The plants tell the stories of the seasons but also show carefully cooking.
A design for a new museum designed as an adventuras and surprising, cultural walk.
An ode to the Spanish poet Garcia Lorca. The place where he was shot in the civil war because he was gay and a poet.
Palomar looks at the sea, looks at the waves. The never ending story from the same and still so different waves.
How to visualize a book on a wall?