The newest set up by Dutch artist Suzan Drummen (previously) masks a stately salon within the Royal Palace Amsterdam with a gleaming carpet of crystals positioned in psychedelic swirls. A response to the Golden Age-era structure, the brilliant colours of Drummen’s work are supposed to conflict with the wealthy, muted hues of the furnishings and partitions. As a result of every particular person crystal is laid by hand and left unsecured, the labor-intensive course of took a group of 4 9 days to finish.
Equally mesmerizing and disorienting, Drummen’s elaborate installations typically depend on a mix of patterns, reflection, and a three-dimensional texture that creates a dizzying impact. A lot of her work is knowledgeable by the overwhelming quantity of knowledge in as we speak’s world that may spark confusion and uncertainty, which she explains:
Phenomena like these alarm me as an individual, however as a maker, I’m impressed by that dizzying multiplicity. I‘m serious about issues that dazzle us, and in my work, I attempt to ramp that up. It’s an ongoing quest, with a continuing interaction between seriousness, concern, playfulness, and hope. Above all I would like it to be vibrant and very important.
Drummen’s piece is on view via October 3 as a part of Trailblazers, a gaggle exhibition inviting previous recipients of The Royal Award for Fashionable Portray to indicate their works throughout the palace’s halls. Discover a bigger assortment of the Amsterdam-based artist’s tasks on her site and Instagram.
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