Central to Dorine’s objects and sculptures, installations and assemblages is our humanity: unique and non-unique at the same time, each with his/her own individuality and story, but at the same time part of the larger whole. The group vs. uniqueness. How do you maintain and develop your individuality within a society?
Camps expresses this issue through her choice of material, intuitive craftsmanship and repeating form. This creates a mass in which she shows her handwriting. The mass creates the form, but in each individual part an individual character is shown, which is just as important as the group.
During This Art Fair, she shows the ‘Bellywall’ (2016). A number of blocks, each with its own navel, together form the wall; together they form an inseparable whole. The work is a plea for our knowing by feeling and for making our intuition more present. In her work, our universal, diverse emotions and needs such as love, hatred, anger, sadness, beauty, community and ego are brought together in one instantly recognizable and imaginable sculpture.
In addition, her ‘Islands’ (2017) will be on show. For this work Camps worked more intuitively and used ‘leftovers’ in her research. This resulted in movingly simple handmade objects, each with its own identity and language. From every point of view, this work offers the viewer a different, personal experience over and over again.www.dorinecamps.nl