I have a fascination for the sensorial feeling of touch. In my work I explore how to create art that you would want to touch. This stems from a lifelong urge to know what surfaces feel like underneath my vingers. All surfaces intrigue me. With my art I want to provoke a similar urge in others. I sculpt with textures and experiment with unconventional materials and techniques. It is almost a quest to see whether people’s relationship with textures and surfaces can be expanded.
My proces of creating an artwork always starts with experimentation and exploration because I want to transform things I already (think to) understand. In recent years I started creating Photosculptures by treating photos prints with hot oil in order to add physical depth to an otherwise flat photograph. This technique elevates a reproducible photo into an artwork.
In other projects I use materials like fungi and other edible ingredients and sculpt them into artworks to make people more aware of how fascinating textures and surfaces can be or can become.
I studied Fashion- and Textile design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and Creative Communications in Rotterdam.
Please contact me if you have questions or if you are interested in my work. I would love to hear from you!
Adres atelier: Paviljoensgracht 20
2512BP Den Haag
+31 (0)6 41486981
Profilephoto by: Jasmijn Slegh