Thinking about the representation of space within a sculptural context, Lily Lanfermeijer often works with materials and techniques that are fairly robust themselves: wood, glass, plaster and metal shaped by hand, machine or mold. She likes to lighten their severity by introducing other shapes that evoke a different kind of recognition. During her time at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy she became interested in materials such as glass, architectonic features such as walls, presentation systems such as pedestals and terms such as absorption. What all these have in common is an optical or metaphorical transparency.
In her work she both acknowledges and denies the presence of the beholder and often does so by playing with means of shape and its image, or representation.
One work often supports another. Process, presentation and work are one. What matters is the tension between the materials, scale, the situation the work is placed in and the relationship between the shapes.