‘Exhibiting was not my thing’

Recycling waste materials, 1997- 1999

After the project, The Tradition of a House, I had a shed full of waste material, mostly wood. I cut, sanded and shredded and could not throw anything away. The wood, the splinters, the remains and the sawdust all found a place in various sculptures and installations that I made for artists’ initiatives and other exhibitions in The Netherlands. Creating art was wonderful and I am still proud of the works, but I found exhibiting to be rather strange. My work is not particularly sellable and it is not clear what visitors think of my work. I could not get any energy from exhibitin and decided that that was not my direction in art.

Exhibitions based on the project The Tradition of a House

2000 De Boer-Waalkens – Drawings with Semna van Ooij; 1999 Kunst RAI, Amsterdam Uitgelicht 3, Fonds BKVB; De verschijning (The appearance), Tilburg – Voor de muur, door de muur (In front of the wall, through the wall); Pulchri Studio, Den Haag – Artwork Nature, Gate Foundation; De Villa, Enschede Apenkooi(Monkey Cage) with Mark Met; 1998 Aa-Kerk, Groningen; Hooghuis, Arnhem – Onder Tussen Boven (Beneath, Between, Above) with Jessica Panhuysen and Madeline Maus; Buro Empty, Amsterdam – solo-exposition. 1997 Vrieshuis Amerika, Amsterdam – The Tradition of a House with all participating artists  ; Kunst RAI, Amsterdam – Uitgelicht 2, Fonds BKVB; 1996 Galerie Liter, Den Haag – Perspectief van de goden (Perspective of the gods) with Natasja van Eijk and Petra Gerritsen.

Funding: starters stipendim Fonds BKVB