th

Argentinian sold

h

Australian sold

h

Brazilian

h

Brittish sold

h

Canadian claimed

h

Chilean

h

Danish

h

Exxon sold

h

French

h

New Zealand

h

Norway-antarctic

nw-arct

Norway-arctic sold

russian

Russian sold

shell

Shell

us

US

 

2010: 2nd versions of some of the claims

g

Brazilian#2 sold

g

Brittish#2 sold

g

Canadian#2 sold

Chilean#2 sold

g

Danish#2

g

Exxon #2

g

Norway#2 the arctic

g

Russian#2

g

US#2

 

 

 

2011: 2nd versions of some of the claims

g

Argentinean #2

temporarily not available due to exhibition

f

Australian #2

temporarily not available due to exhibition

f

Brittish #3

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Jeroen explaining his art of climate change

 

the forces of nature

 

What grabs me are the forces of nature, not the tree itself, nor the mountain...

Maybe our biggest challenge at this point in history is global warming. The changing of climate.

Of course climate has never been constant, but apparently, we are a big factor in some undesired changes.

Scientists are not unanimous, but the majority agrees on rising sea levels and more extreme weather-conditions.

 

 

Icebergs are iconic

 

Icebergs: big chunks breaking off white worlds-that-are-disappearing, a story in one entity.

Just the rising of sea levels alone will create absurd problems when hundreds of millions will have to relocate from fertile, industrial, trade-perfect coastal areas to areas where already hundreds of millions live...

What puzzles me, is that governments are lame and all some did, was lay claims on the Arctic and Antarctica, to ensure profits when these spots will be accessible.

 

human inability to act

 

This cynicism in its purest form is a portrait of humankind?

Where our governments are engulfed in fake safety for the individual (e.g. airport security or health-warnings of any kind) they sure seem to be quite relaxed with the safety of many.

Look at the profit-sick exploitation of everything, e.g. nuclear power-plants, not to speak of those that are built on tectonic faults..."

 

 

the absurdity of the world:
the good and the beautiful.

 

I earlier mentioned the contradictions in my objects as reflections of the incongruity around us.

There is no truth.

Porcelain is an esthetic material, the objects are esthetical, pleasing and unsettling to the eye at the same time.

These are no icebergs and yet it shouts: iceberg...

 

 

 

 

 

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porcelainizing dreams

 

Indeed, I have never seen an iceberg in real life, but I can dream them.

I always porcelainized my dreams.

The great thing of dreaming up your images is that they become more than an image of the real thing.
It becomes a real thing in itself. Empowering ideas, forces and imaginations in one object is amazing.

And it happens.

 

 

 

 

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making with your guts

 

It happens to me when I make.
I steer, but the work makes itself.
I guide but I listen to what the porcelain tells me, allowing the material to do what it does best: crack, tear, deform, melt.

When I make, I play as a 10-year-old, with astonishment, seeing things evolve in front of my eyes, seeing my hands move as if they know what to do.
Of course my hands know what to do. One of the super-things of getting older is your experience: your knowing without even realizing you know.

I know my craft and I can use it to make art.
Each object an object I can be proud of, I can 'talk with', one that 'talks to me'.
No two pieces are alike, no work repeated, just the energy is similar

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