Saturday, 7 September 2019

Sigrid van Woudenberg / Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley
SS Cuttlebone
paper pulp, acrylic, wood, bird seed, cuttlebone, jewellery, trestles
185,4 x 269,2 x 111,7 cm

Mike Kelley
acrylic yarn, stuffed animals

From all the artists who are a source of inspiration, I’ve finally chosen Mike Kelley.
I’ve been an admirer of his work since I put the record ‘Dirty’ of Sonic Youth on the turntable. Music is also a very important source of inspiration for me.
When I saw the large ‘The Uncanny’ retrospective in the Stedelijk Museum, the diversity of his work, the combination of tenderness and ‘dirty’ rawness swept me of my feet.
His (sometimes) satirical and disturbing work can make you feel very uncomfortable with familiar materials and seemingly innocent objects.
In my eyes it’s physical, awkward, magical, mysterious and deeply compelling at the same time.

Sigrid van Woudenberg, 2019

Sigrid van Woudenberg
So-called Idylle
siberian chalk on paper
195 x 150 cm

Sigrid van Woudenberg (NL)
Any Given Place
siberian chalk on paper
150 x 195 cm

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