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All my work has always something to do with nature, seeking to restrain and contain nature in patient artificial aesthetics. In a sense a kind of microcosmos / microsystem / narration. I could define my work “post-romantic” since I imagine all work as a series of artificial windows from which we see a nature impossible to achieve. A fiction of nature. All of the works need to be seen as a whole, to be placed next to each other. They require a spatial composition; the poetics of space.

Important is the contrast between the seduction of the object (or image) and its being “nice” and a bit ironic (like the shoes with the ​​teeth, or the small green frames in cementite, or rock and gelatine) and the other side being sometimes romantic and dramatic as the big picture of palm trees deteriorated and the photographs of the jungle.

I always think I’m composing something, when I work on my pieces, like composing a music or a poem. It’s very rhythmical, it’s really about poetics. I keep the materials even for a long time under my eyes and only with time I decide if it’s worth combining them to create something. I never look for a concept, but rather I am always looking for the rhythm, the perfect combination or the perfect composition. Concept comes but in a second moment. I believe in essentiality and simplicity.

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"Mara wand pieces, Benni floorpieces, strakke werken Juliaan (misschien Paulien)"
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Dexter’s Laboratory