Jasper Kooper

Phoenicopterus Roseanubes
2020
Mixed: metal and electronics
175 x 400 x 500 cm (variations possible)
Ammophila Arenaria Digitalis
2017
Installation
150 x 65 x 95 cm (in case of one set)

My work shows the beauty of movements from natural and technical origins. I analyse the movements and abstract the essentials. My work comes from these observations. Koert van Mensvoort, of Next Nature, shows a world that has a new layer, the Technosphere. In this technosphere human-made technical evolution no longer is something next to natural evolution. Michael Braungarten describes the value of inefficiency. In my work these two merge.

“Think about falling in love with somebody efficiently.
Think about Mozart or Van Gogh being efficient.
Everything in life which is really nice is not efficient.
Why do you want to be efficient, when nature is not efficient but amazingly effective?”

Michael Braungarten

“The next nature philosophy radically shifts your notion of nature. Our image of nature as static, balanced and harmonic is naive and up for reconsideration. Where technology and nature are traditionally seen as opposed, they now appear to merge or even trade places.”

Koen van Mensvoort

jasperkooper.nl
Phoenicopterus Roseanubes
2020
Mixed: metal and electronics
175 x 400 x 500 cm (variations possible)
Ammophila Arenaria Digitalis
2017
Installation
150 x 65 x 95 cm (in case of one set)