LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Recently graduated in Product Design at ArtEZ - Academy of the Arts, I feel most at home in the field of ceramics. In my early years at the academy, I was able gain my first experiences in exhibiting my work at Gallerie Marzee (Nijmegen, NL) and Cor Unum ('s-Hertogenbosch, NL), where I was nominated as a finalist in their ceramic competition. In the third year, I went abroad to intern at Front Design in Stockholm, Sweden, where I sought to expand my knowledge about the inner workings of the design world. For my graduation project, I spent the academic year exploring whether "abstraction" could be used as a valuable sub-conscious and non-objective tool for design. This effort resulted in a series of tiles and vases, created through a technique that I developed as part of this research.
Now, as I begin my career, I would first and foremost consider myself as a designer by way of craft. My work takes shape with my admiration for artisanal ways of working, where the touch of the artist can become a way to tell the story of the creation of an object.
Aesthetically, my work is driven by a fascination for the mysterious and abstract dynamisms of “movement”. Movement, to me, acts as an entity of its own, being the source for a momentary manipulation of form. To capture movement in a still form, is to capture the way that an object relates to its spatial surroundings. I would therefore consider that my work visually reflects the nature of undulating dynamics, while exploring how the presence of movement can dictate the parameters for my design language.
WHO I AM
My work takes shape when craft becomes a way to tell the story of the creation of an object.
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