Anima Roos. Gent, Belgium.
Pots and dishes are familiar daily objects. By placing them in a new context, by stripping them from their functionality and by adding alien elements (in texture, colour as well as form), a dualistic feeling arises within the spectator: recognition – aliénation.
By changing the evidence of the form, the spectator can give a new interpretation, by using the associations, which the object evokes. (From nature, other cultures, memories…).
The interaction between what I mend to make, and what others see in it, is seldom a contradiction, usually an enrichment.
During the making, the game between light and dark, movement and rest, open-/closeness, is very important. Playing with traditional forms and actual techniques, I am searching for a balance. The spectator adds a concrete story to it.
Lines, forms and ideas, preferably in movement… it all remains a tightrope walk.
-about the work. text by the artist
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