Living in a densely populated city makes me long for a simpler form of existence, a place where being there is enough.
My work consists of tufted sculptures and paintings mostly made out of woolen yarns. The nature of wool is that it holds the memories of the place it originated from. The sheep whose fleece we clipped has grown that fleece over a period of several months. While spinning yarns I muse about the past of the fibers I am working with. The material tells me which shapes to make. Shapes express what I cannot explain in words.
Many of the works I create are three-dimensional landscapes. I play with the way the landscape is displayed, the changing perspective between viewing something from above versus walking through it. The work relates to the human body, furniture, gardens, wilderness and climate change.
Sanne Bax (1994, NL) graduated in 2017 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Since then she has been exhibiting in the Netherlands and beyond. In 2021 she received the Artist Start grant from the Mondriaan Fund.www.sannebax.com