In my studio, I manifest my sense of wonder about the comprehensible and the functional. I question the self-evident. A constant doubt is omnipresent in my practice, whether a given situation couldn’t be different and whether an alternative can be shown. My work begins with my fascination at being able to perceive and approach an existing fact in a different and unusual way.
My fear that the world as it presents itself seems to be a defined entity makes me feel immensely uncomfortable. This sense of discomfort is deeply connected to my experience of beauty. The recognition of human handiwork and the lack of application in my physical environment blemish its beauty as I would like to experience it. My sculptures are a curious extension of that given situation. They are adaptations of existing shapes and objects, whose identities I transform. Airing my astonishment about existing forms with a specific mass in selected materials forms the basis of my artistic practice.
In my self-constructed workshop you’ll find a number of unrelated objects that I collected out of sheer hunger, without any idea what to do with them. There are things I cannot avoid. Changing their shapes and materials, contrasting and reversing, I bend them to my will.www.teunwelten.com