I have a flat experience of the world.
My gaze focuses on large planes of colour that appear everywhere around me. From traffic signs and construction sights to beehives or trash bins. They seem to be universal in their shape and colour and designed for their function. Seeing the world through shapes and colour means flattening space, and I question how to relate to all the signs and signals that surround me. Within this rectangular frame these things behave as if they were in a theatre setting, on a stage. In my work I highlight what stands out in an overload of information.
With my work I create specific objects, regarding visual signs that are situated at the boundaries of recognition and alienation. I want to offer a primary experience, and show new and existing collective associations and interpretations. Using a diverse range of media: mostly sculpture, painting or installation, I create things that stand out in the mass of information and become specific.cindybakker.nl