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 handsome 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 descent from a fascination with the geologic 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 realize the sense of Earths origination by adopting a long and slow process of adding and reducing layers of pigmented plaster to come to a sensitive, soft, polished surface.
We have had multiple solo and group exhibitions in national and international museums, exhibition spaces an galleries. Next to exhibitions we have received awards and stipendia. Our work can be found in both private and other collections, such as Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum Voorlinden and Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy.www.vandb.info