CIJFERSHOP / NUMBERSHOP
(2004-2018)

In the work Cijfershop (‘Number Shop’), numbers are presented in form and text. My interest centres on the way in which numbers are present in our daily lives. The Numbershop was developed to give a platform to numbers and their unique and diverse values. The work consists of a mobile unit with ceramics and wooden numbers, texts and talks. The work concerns the contemporary belief in numbers. The handmade numbers function as icons of that belief. In the Cijfershop pocketbook, numbers refer to their experiences, such that every number becomes an individual.

KIJKGEREEDSCHAP
(2018)


Commissioned by Dutch Foundation for Literature Amsterdam I developed for the Slow Writing Lab a walk and viewing tool.



(RE)COVERED
(2008-2017)


The work (RE)COVERED consists of a number of rows of medals covered in black felt. In this work, only the silhouettes of the medals remain visible. Specific details, such as embossing and colour, are invisible. This gives the medals an iconic character. The awarding of a medal can be seen as the assignment of concentrated attention to a specific moment. Each of the medals in the work (RE)COVERED were once given to a person to commemorate a moment in his or her life. By concealing the medals the work becomes memorabilia.

SLEEP-TIME-MONEY
(2015)

The visitor makes themselves comfortable on a bed. Emanating from the pillow underneath their head is a sound composition. As in Soothing Sounds for Baby (Raymond Scott), one is transported to a sleepy dreamworld. The intention of the installation is to seduce people with the sounds of money, which are used as a mantra or lullaby.

 


 

TYPOLOGY OF AN IDEAL LANDSCAPE
(2011-2018)

Typology of an ideal landscape is a series 
of paintings, each 1.60 m wide and 1.20 m high. Paper cut-outs from travel brochures are affixed to canvas. These fragments are (partly) covered by monochrome acrylics, which connect them. Layers of paint cover the original landscape images while at the same time creating a new landscape.

NOTHING COMES FROM NOTHING
(2013-2017)


Nothing comes from nothing is a series of paintings that make manifest the physical experience of art works. Fragments on the canvasses, almost white or almost black, demand a moment of attention from the spectator. A quick glance does not bring the full range of tonalities to the fore. Only by looking attentively can one’s eyes distinguish the subtle differences in colour and pattern.

DISCOVERY OF THE WELL-KNOWN
The book Discovery of the Well-known guides the reader through several enlargements of the works. From a detail to the whole and back. Just as it is required to observe the paintings closer and step away from them in order to experience the work.
Photography 4/5 inch slide film: Antje Peters
Photography exhibitions: Jan Adriaans
Text: Margriet Kemper
Design: Rob van Hoesel
Publisher: The Eriskay Connection