Through my work I explore the human relationship with what we call 'nature'. This relationship I find ambiguous: on the one hand we are inextricably interconnected with the environment we find ourselves in, on the other hand I live in a Western society where a dualistic view on human versus nature still prevails. I regard my work as a way of contemplating this relationship to gain a better understanding of how I am personally connected with the natural world around me: how different kinds of landscapes and in particular plant forms and rocks shape my thoughts, feelings and moral; my 'being' as a human.
Elements of nature and landscapes that I depict in my work often have a constructed character. It emphasizes that we are dealing with a representation of nature and not nature itself. Throughout history representations in cultural traditions such as art, science and spirituality have had much influence on our perception and understanding of nature. This makes 'nature' a complex and problematic concept that I find worth examining in a personal and intuitive way.
The trees are inviting the wind, written by Alex de Vries for mister motley (nl)
Publication The trees are inviting the wind Interviews with all participating artists of the exhibition
Interview by Zippora Elders for publication The trees are inviting the wind (nl)
Romanticism in the Antropocene, BE magazine #23 (Künstlerhaus Bethanien), written by Valeria Schulte-Fischedick
Timmermans palmt de natuur in, article Brabants Dagblad by Gerrit van den Hoven
Monstera Deliciosa, Rebecca Nelemans
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