V&B (Alex Jacobs en Ellemieke Schoenmaker) is an artist duo founded in Los Angeles in 2007. In our paintings, sculptures and installations we often comment on the (art) world in invented manual techniques. Our work combines historic references with borrowed elements from the media and popular culture. Both spontaneous inspiration and critical interest reveal unexpected combinations that invite the viewer to search for commonly missed connotations.
The monolithic, semi-abstract sculptures descend from a fascination with the geological processes that have shaped the earth in millions of years in relation to the way people have added symbolic value to their surroundings. We try to realise the sense of Earth’s origination by adopting a long and slow process of adding and reducing layers of pigmented plaster to come to a sensitive, soft, polished surface.www.vandb.info