I develop mainly site-specific installations that are the result of a huge amount of research. I study the space and its layers and investigate the non-figurative image by constantly experimenting in order to determine a final form. By doing tests, I disccover new techniques and methods to carry out my concept.
I aim to make visible the passing of time by working with the already present processes, events and actions. My work is characterised by the material I use and the research I do. I combine materials and natural elements such as air, water and erosion. I make work that breaks, changes, or is only created by the passing of time. These works investigate the undesirable properties of an artwork. I want the work to change.
I am a Dutch visual artist. I studied Fine Art at the AKI Academy of Art & Design and graduated in 2009. After working in my studio for a number of years, I started a master’s at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. In 2018 I obtained my master’s degree in the InSitu department.www.estherhoogendijk.nl/