‘DIE NATUR DER DINGE’
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As far as inspiration goes, a few things came together. The first being a book called “Die Natur der Dinge” by Hans Arp, who is an artist that I’ve always been fascinated with. The publication mixes Dadaism and Surrealism, but it’s actually all just modern art. Very beautiful work, but I never really went any deeper into it. The book is actually a bit of an analysis of the relationship between the inspiration and the actual work of Hans Arp. What’s very important is that he has a very close connection to elements from nature, to the ancient, things that have always been, but in a very contemporary way. Most of the works are from 1926 but still come across as very modern. Secondly, I was visiting an art foundation, where I saw a collage wall filled with plastic shopping bags: very basic, but it triggered me to work with plastic. I like working with contrasts. I also like the method Hans Arp uses: he wants you to let go of everything you know and become inspired by the origin of the object, the nature of things. Those were the two main starting points for this collection.
I would like to thank first of all my parents for all the help and support.
Linda Swynen, Mimi Caessens, Kris manoonsirikul, FURlab, Martens Hout, Serge Bensimon, Michaël Smits, Elisabeth Mestdag, Charlotte De Geyter, Lisa Ruyters, Gert Voorjans, Orson van Beek, Jef Meyer, Anouck Lepère, Laura Noben. Thank you all!