Annï Mertens is a Luxembourg artist living and working in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She uses ceramics, wood, plaster, concrete and a healthy dose of humour in her sculpture installations.
Nothing is what it seems. She playfully bends, coats and twists materials in such a way that it is hard to distinguish what’s solid and what’s porous, what’s delicate and what isn’t.
Fundamentally interested in the ideas of nonsense and optimism, she questions her place inside and outside of them, while portraying them in spatial assemblages inspired by public spaces like swimming pools or playgrounds.www.annimertens.net