ARCHITECTURE  and  SCULPTING

 

In my work  I push myself to look beyond the safety of familiar forms. I am looking for visual coherence and conceptualize that in my search for new forms, and experiment with these. 

 

I start off with one ore more irrational ideas or thoughts. Realizing form models and sketches based on those ideas inspire me to equip myself with the skills necessary to explore new possibilities.

In engaging challenges as results of these experiments the autonom objects - architectural models / sculptures-  are accomplished.


The objects imply order, balance and control, but at the same time also coincidence, disorder and the irrational. Due to the variety of materials I work with, the sculptures per small group are often related in terms of image language and theme.

I set myself the goal of creating autonomous work; that I make sculptures that are elementary and monumental. I am searching for the balance between the relationship to reality and the autonomous expression of the idea which I started.

EXHIBITIONS 2019

   2019

-  Fenix Rotterdam. Group expo                                       August 28 - September 8

-  Kunstroute Kralingen Crooswijk. Group expo            October 5 - 6

-  Exposition Vondelweg 87  R'dam                                  December 7 -14

  

   2020

-  Kootsekade 19 R'dam Group Expo                               Juni 6

 

-  Stadstimmerhuis R'dam                                                  ?

 

-  Laurenskerk   R'dam                                                        ?

EDUCATION (graduated)

Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Rotterdam.  Visual Arts

Sculptor         Member CBK, Karmijn Kunstenaarsollectief 

Academie van Bouwkunst Rotterdam.  Architecture 

Architect MSc      Registered

BIOGRAPHY

In the nineties I began practicing as an architect in association with building companies and later on as independent architect/ planner and adviser (www.brixdevelopment.com).

Since 2016 I started working mainly autonom as an architect and sculptor in my new studio on the Vondelweg 87 in Rotterdam. All the work shown on my portfolio is from 2017 till present.