How do we experience the city and space around us? It’s an issue that artists Thomas Klein Horsman and Marjolein Witte like to explore and that they translate into abstract works, now on view in the new exhibition at SIF Utrecht: Ruimte voor beleving (room for experience). Thomas experiences the city from his skateboard and Marjolein researches all kinds of rules and frameworks.
Being a skater, Thomas Klein Horsman (Zwolle, 1995) experiences the city as a playground. A handrail is not only functional, it is also fun to use as a slide. And how can you skate over different walls? Thomas make wall objects in which he translates his playful skateboarder’s eye into abstract forms. The geometry in the work is the city, the organic, coloured shapes represent his movements through it.
How do we frame the spaces in our surroundings? Where does my garden’s boarder end? How does my house relate to another space? These are the rules and questions on Marjolein Witte’s mind (Eindhoven, 1979). Paying attention to colour, she always applies rules in her work, such as the golden ratio, the Fibonacci numbers or her own length for instance.
QKunst curates an exhibition at Social Impact Factory Utrecht three times a year, showing work by talented Utrecht-based or -born artists. We always look for a link with themes that matter to the SiF Utrecht-members.
The current exhibition was induced by the Sustainable Development Goals andSDG-number 11 in particular: sustainable cities. The goal is make cities inclusive, safe, resourceful and sustainable. The exhibition ‘Ruimte voor beleving’ touches this subject because it explores the way we experience the city.
Room for experience at SIF Utrecht