Art van Triest

Grid
2020
steel

Van Triest focuses on the human tendency to defuse our fundamental fear and uncertainty with a system. It is an attempt to control the world around us, which comes from a deep need for order, or the illusion of control. This tendency to frame reality in a system or grid is reflected in different levels. It is anchored in our thinking: we divide the world around us into categories and use rational constructions to define differences and make connections. This shapes our world in a concrete sense: from spreadsheets to city planning and landscape architecture. Many culturally determined, applied expressions are based on a linear kind of thinking: the straight line and the grid are building blocks of our culture. His sculptures, often made by hand but designed by devices, plays with the relation between man and machine.

Grid
2020
steel