Frogs at the Museum Mural
Solo Exhibition ‘Fantastical rampage’ at UMC Radboud, Afdeling Tandheelkunde, Nijmegen
29March – 18June 2012
Wit opening word by Jackelien Top
laying bare images of people perfectly at home in their own world. There is a serenity there but in my context these situations are rather inconceivable. But then again everything can be viewed as normal under the right circumstances.
My protagonist are masters of their own world. The pieces have been made in an intimate protected environment. I will therefor be great to see them presented on a big open rough bare concrete wall.
These snapshots into the bizarre and intimate realities of the subjects will be concentrated on relationships.
For the first part their and our relationships with animals. How this can be objectified. Everyone has an opinion about our interrelationships with animals. In this project I looked at relationships which, to me, appeared as peculiar, but to the subject this appears to be the most ordinary thing in the world.
Our relationships toward each other and the time we are living is also ever changing just like how we view our interconnection with animals.
Nowadays women are presented to us as idealistic statements perfect and strong. Some of my work deals with that by studying these images and in doing so creating something raw again. Almost striping away the photoshop layers we have learnt to live with.
This then changed into looking to how we deal with the past and the consuming effects of nostalgia. These works focus on our obsession with the past and how difficult it is to let go and stand strong in the present time. In my work nostalgia often presents itself in the form of floral patterns sometimes even leaving scares on the protagonist.