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Artist's Statement

Inge van der Ven (Delft,1973) studied Painting and Drawing at the Rietveld Academy.
She lives and works between Amsterdam (NL) and Arles (FR).

My work explores the relationship between interior and exterior, employing a wide range of materials and media. It includes drawings, paintings, collages, artefacts, ceramics, objects and installations. There is an intuitve approach which resonates intimacy, fragility and lightness.

My art is related to the concept of skin and its different meanings: protection, interface between inside and outside, tactility, sensation, connection… Skin is a container, another key word in my approach, it is flexible, fragile and permeable. I see bodies as houses and a houses as bodies, they are symbiotically related.

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