July 8, 2014

SALON/Big Bang: Maartje Jaquet at the Amstelkerk

SALON/Big Bang: Maartje Jaquet at the Amstelkerk

Maartje Jaquet, Madonna and Child, collage series.
Artist statement:
I work in different media: video art, photography, poetry.
My latest passion is collage, handmade with scissors, tape and glue.
In the Madonna&Child series I combine pictures from second hand art history books with plain images from how-to-take-care-of-your-indoor-plants kind of books. I cut away, replace, juxtapose, intertwine and overlap parts of these sacred and so well known images of Maria and her baby Jesus with images of flowers, leaves, branches and fruit, thus playing with concepts of fertility and immaculate conception, mother earth and the divine, life and death, love and loss.
(photocredits: courtesy of the artist/Mimi Berlin)

SALON/Big Bang; Frank Bruggeman at the Oude Kerk

SALON/Big Bang; Answered Prayers by Frank Bruggeman at the Oude Kerk

 ABOUT: Frank Bruggeman (Noordoostpolder, 1966) lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Frank Bruggeman is a graduate of Academy of Arts, Arnhem and National Highschool of Horticulture, Nijmegen. Since 2002 he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including
Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Salone Internationale di Mobile(Milan) and Museum
of Modern Art (Arnhem). His works are part of the permanent collection of Boijmans van
Beuningen (Rotterdam). Frank Bruggeman's work evinces a great fascination with nature, and especially with plant materials, which result in installations, so-called flowerpieces and plantscapes and designs for interiors and the public realm. The main topic in his work is floral nature. The outcome is positioned in the field of art and design, questioning both areas. Bruggemans loose and playful compositions are however more than just decorative. The result is a balance between a natural
and artificial approach which mostly depends on the given context. His body of work contains
installations, objects, photography and design for public space. Nature always refers to itself
as a local or exotic botanical element. As a mental contrast he uses industrial artefacts which
are coated with a special highly unnatural blue colour. (photocredits: Mimi Berlin)