Sunday, May 26, 2013

Marjan Teeuwen

Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen, according to this paragraph that I have now found on six different blogs and web sites without attribution to anyone:
eviscerates the walls of abandoned buildings, conjoining rooms with massive holes, and uses leftover fragments to create densely textured walls and surfaces. In the last photo, a project entited Destroyed House, Teeuwen removed the walls from a post-war apartment block in Amsterdam and sawed the building’s doors into hundreds of fragments, using them in turn to construct layered partitions. Walls made from doors. In other works she uses countless objects crammed into small rooms, creating claustrophobic spaces that appear on the verge of collapse, putting any contemporary hoarder to shame.
I supposed that prose comes from some gallery's promotional press release, and the poor hack who wrote it will get no credit even as it spread throughout the art world. Is he or she proud to be quoted everywhere, or annoyed by the theft? I would be proud myself, but I would understand a certain level of annoyance. Anyway, these images of Teeuwen's are striking and highly original. 44 minute video on the artist's work here.

No comments: