How can I make the viewer look at something we rather not pay our attention to? My work is a critique towards the food and meat industry and its marketing techniques used toward children. As an artist, I could never resonate with the provocative activist approach of making others aware of your point of view. I therefore focus on very specific food items that bother me, combining humour and childish elements to show my opinion in a light-hearted way. I amplify this by adding daily objects seen in supermarkets to form an installation. I get inspiration from the use of animals in or as products, in the broadest sense. What I find especially interesting is food that is processed in amusing shapes to get children’s attention. I exaggerate the fakeness of food by recreating it into ceramics. With these new creations, I invite you to see the subjects in a new perspective.
May contain traces of: lightheartedness, satire, animals, bright colours and youthfulness.
Best before: until no longer necessary.
2018 - 2022: Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, Fine-Art Photography
2022 September - 'Tijgerbrood met berenworst', Springplank Kunstroute, Utrecht (Steenweg 26)
2022 August - 'Tijgerbrood met berenworst', Upscale Galerie, Rotterdam (solo)
2022 July - 'Tijgerbrood met berenworst', Graduation Show, Willem de Kooning Academie
2021 - Creating Connections and Rethinking Surroundings, De Wasserij Rotterdam
2021 - Nieuweg Tuinfeest, Buurtboerderij Nieuweg Haarlem
2019 - Making (a) Public, Soda Fabriek Schiedam
2021 - this art fair (with Benjamin Li), Amsterdam
2021 - Internship Benjamin Li
2021 - Internship Kira Fröse