Maya Mastwijk (Woerden 1974)
Second-hand items – or parts of them – are combined into abstract sculptures. The past of those items is no longer important. A beautiful perfect shape, transparency, texture or a specific property of the material are much more important. The sculptures are rarely higher than a meter and are usually placed on the ground.
Glue, screws and adhesive tape are not used. All the individual parts need to stand, is each other. While the composition seems logical and obvious, it is often surprising how the sculptures can remain balanced: the challenge is to get as close as possible to the boundary between falling and standing without crossing that boundary. In this way, the possibilities and impossibilities of the materials are used to the utmost.
These sculptures are fleeting and cannot be fixed. If the object falls over it no longer exists. That risk is an essential part of the artwork.
Nieuwe Akademie Utrecht (2020)
Eindexpo Nieuwe Akademie Utrecht
27 juni t/m 5 juli
KNSM-laan 143 Amsterdam (entrance at Surinamekade 30)
Open daily 12.00-18.00 hours, thursdag and friday 12.00-20.00 hours.
I will be present on Saturday June 27 and Wednesday July 1.