Sanne Boekel | The Netherlands | Age: 23
Portrait by Jelle De Groot
Every Sunday a new artist is featured on our blog and social media in their Worn Free Tee, sharing short personal stories
and new artwork they have created.
Sanne is in her final year of studying illustration at Minerva Art Academy. She wants to trigger people to think about sexuality, gender, identity and stereotypes. One of her projects is about a female pope called Joan. In this graphic novel she collects a bunch of quotes of female thinkers and artists, who were all actively engaged in women's emancipation movements.
Identity is something Sanne was struggling with, being gay and growing up in a small religious town in the Netherlands. Being a true rebel, she uses art as a way to communicate about various social issues. Choosing unexpected and sometimes uncomfortable perspectives, she wants to shake things up. She feels that discomfort is a motivation for people to start (re)thinking.
Sanne picked our Pink Floyd Animals t-shirt because she grew up listening to them with her dad, along with other bands like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Rolling Stones. When she turned 16, she wanted to rebel musically and listened to a lot of different genres. Her search lead her back to her rock roots. She realized that she has a lot more in common with bands like Pink Floyd and the way they question society. Likewise, it’s her personal challenge to provoke people to challenge the norm.
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Pink Floyd's t-shirt Animals
Want to see more of Sanne's artwork? Check out her website and Instagram.