As a kid Tessa van den Eeden (1991, Eindhoven) always expressed through many different artforms. Dancing, singing, dressing up, writing, theatre, fashion, drawing. She wanted ALL. 
Driven by the curiosity for her own inner world, she explores the world around her.

'I find myself mainly touch on mental health subjects or other things we get uncomfortable around or find hard to express. No surprise, cause I always struggled with mental health myself and ways to express how I felt.'

In her work she wishes to show that all fears, desires, mistakes, sins, wishes and joy are part of us as human beings and that we should not decide weather a part is good or bad, but our only task is to feel and express them. 

"I try to create something that expresses themes we struggle to face. Mental health, addiction, insecurity, self-doubt, fear of failure or our desperate need for attention. I hope to create something that will make us a little more willing to explore these theme's that I think connects us in being human.'

Tessa van den Eeden is currently based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Tessa van den Eeden