1999 Jeroen made a series ‘earthquakes in porcelain’ where he poignantly reacts to the things brought to us through the media...
"As seen behind glass", Jeroen says, "We see the world through a screen (TV, computer). This is virtual living, whether you want it or not. And we see the world through someone elses eyes... A totally weird concept if you think about it."
Even though the work still comes straight from the heart, one can conclude that a certain resignation has occurred.
Less fierce, but rather tolerant. Thousands of fractures, cracks and deformation. Yet establish and record but no participation.
The world’s contradictions compressed in one porcelain object.
"These objects originated from the honest pain I feel
when looking at TV-news. Unimaginable pain and suffering 'as seen on TV'.
The amount of horrible things we see daily makes us immune to honest feelings, only if they do not come close...
Thrills, excitement, pain, violence, grief are now second-hand emotions. Imagine what it would do to you when you lose everything you have...
Collapsed architecture, captured in white porcelain,
abandoned by its inhabitants, it stands alone, as if frozen in time,
covered by thick glass.
This series consists of one big tower
(45x45x75 cm) and 2 one-floor boxes (45x45x15 cm)
The tower (5 floors) sells for Euro 6,363.- and measures 45x45x75cm
below: detail-pictures of the works above