Born in 1995, Dieren NL
2016 - BA, Willem de Kooning Academie, Fine-art/Photography
2012 - ROC A12, Commercial Photography
In my art practice, my starting point is always my personal experiences and fascinations. The read thread throughout my work is the contrasts between realistic human body shapes, surrealistic expressions and our connection with nature. I currently use these elements in the projects I make about grief and fear.
Creating projects about these specific subjects helps me to understand what is happening within me and others. I see my artworks as doorways to think about the connection humans have with each other and the other life on this earth.
With the use of clay, I make my first connection with nature. When clay is still wet it will move in whatever direction your hands will guide it towards, but to build a sculpture with it, you need to listen to the material and work together with it. Other connections will follow during the process of a project. In this process I use photography to document what was, can be or could be. Combining these two mediums creates an interesting contrast between a three-dimensional object and a two-dimensional representation.