Lique Schoot ~ A Life Story in Pictures

20 Days with Hair Towels (2008-2019)
  • Bedroom Portraits (2005 – 2024)
  • Oil on linen
  • 100 x 85 cm each

The self-portraits of Lique Schoot are visual autobiographical statements that reflect current times. Looking at ourselves is seeing others and the world around us.’

Lique Schoot is a multidisciplinary artist. She works in the tradition of conceptual art. Since her graduation, she has used the self-portrait as a vehicle for exploring the nature of existence. Her work shows identity, daily life, general emotions, and deals with the major themes of life.

Self-portrait 21 05 11
  • Self-portrait 21 05 11

The starting point of her work consists in the LS diaries, an ongoing photo diary in which she registers her own life in more than 7000 daily made self-portraits, begun in October of 2003. Each work is titled by date (y-m-d).

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Self-portrait 06 06 24
  • Self-portrait 06 06 24
  • Living room, Arnhem-NL, 2006

New Work 2024 – LS diaries Color (2005 – present)

The photo diary is expanded with color photos, from 2005 up to and including the present

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Self-portrait 23 07 25
  • Self-portrait 23 07 25
  • Living room, Arnhem-NL, 2023
12 Days in my Bedroom (2005-2014)

Paintings (1997 – ongoing)

Lique is painting self-portraits for almost thirty years. She selects certain images from her visual diaries to become the basis for her works. Her paintings refine and distill the immediacy of candid photography to create formally dynamic compositions at the same time that they expose self-revelation to be another form of camouflage.They are a marvelous balancing act between abstraction and figuration, between rationality and feeling, and between existence and perception.

  • 12 Days in my Bedroom (2005 – 2014)
  • Oil on linen
  • 329 x 306 cm / 129.5 x 120.5 in
  • 2024
Self-portrait 06 07 04
  • L: Self-portrait 06 07 04
  • R: Self-portrait 06 04 11
  • 2023
  • Oil on linen
  • 100 x 85 cm I 39.4 x 33.5 in

Bedroom Portraits (2005 – 2024)

Since 2023 Lique started working on her next large painting installation ‘Bedroom Portraits (2005 – 2024)’. The colourful paintings show her vulnerability in a strong and universal way. 

The works are painted with oil on linen. Each work is 100 x 85 cm.

Self-portrait 06 04 11

Recent News

Artist Grant Basic

Till November 2026

Lique’s work is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund till November 2026 with an Artist Grant Basic.

Image: Detail sketch for painting installation – ’32 Days in my Bedroom (2005 – 2021)’

  • Bedroom Portraits (2005 – 2023)
  • 207 x 346 cm I 81.5 x 136.2 in

BIG ART

September 29 – October 1, 2023

For 4 days the Bajeskwartier is occupied by over 75 XL artworks of contemporary artists and designers. A unique mix of monumental paintings and drawings, large sculptures, big photos and huge installations by acclaimed names and emerging talents.

Lique shows an installation of 8 works from the new painting series ‘Bedroom Portraits (2005-2023)’ in room 1.18.

11.00 am – 6 pm

H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48
1096 AH  Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Self-portrait 21 05 11
  • Self-portrait 21 05 11
  • Living room, Arnhem-NL, 2021

Contextualize

June 16 – 18, 2023

Photos from The Silent Artist (LS diaries) will be displayed as part of Der Greif’s 15th anniversary events.

Der Greif is an award-winning organization for contemporary photography. They are presenting ‘Contextualize’ at Pinakothek der Moderne, a rediscovery of the Der Greif archive and new works from the open call ‘Past and Present’ through an interactive installation and artistic interventions from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18, 2023. Admission is free, and the opening hours are as follows: Friday from 13:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.

Pavillon 333 – Pinakothek der Moderne, München – DE

35 Days with Hair Towels (2005-2023)

New Work

  • 35 Days with Hair Towels (2005-2023)
  • Installation
  • Print on alu-Dibond (framed)
  • 2023 / 2024

Selected Works (1998 – present)

Lique Schoot, 4 Days in Bathroom Mirrors, UK 1998
The Silent Artist 2004 - 2022, #17