Crossing Off The Cross

In the seventeenth century, biblical images and tableaux were very much in demand.Rembrandt undoubtedly read the bible very thoroughly. In his biblical scenes (inspired by the New Testament) Man takes centre stage, in picturesque surrounding.Religious and allegorical themes were important in Rembrandt’s work. Undoubtedly, his religious paintings arose from a very dedicated study of the holy bible.
In recent times, religion has increasingly fallen out of favour in the Netherlands. The numbers of faithful believers is in decline, thus causing a rise in the sales of religious real estate, property and goods. However, it has turned out to possible to split up a church building, with one part being dedicated to worship and the other part being used for other purpose. 
 

Untitled

Even though you have no idea where you’re going, know at least where you come from.

Beautiful Oracle

Consequently, everything that we perceive as being firm, grounded and balanced, is in fact just ephemeral, fragile and transitory.
The damaged life is displayed by means of everyday utilities. 
 
 

Attribue of Tomorrow

"It's time to talk ...close the loop holes.Words are powerful tools of ideology"


 

Anatomy of Identity

"Who am I and who is the other?"


 

I Love (My) Land

Earth connects past, present and future generations. When does a person belong to a nation? What does identity mean? Being Cameroon-born and living in The Netherlands: my past and present are in permanent dialogue- Being is a process of becoming. I Love [My] Land is an expression of my own integration-process towards becoming a Dutchman, a process which will never be completed. This sculpture has literally two sides: Seen from an insider’s perspective (i.e.Dutch), this work seems to be an iconic representation of Holland because of the use of bicycle saddles but at th same time, its recycling-aesthetics refer to my African roots. From an immigrant’s or outsider’s point of view, this work is a reminder of  cultural differences and contrasts. For me, reality is a struggle between holding on to origins and a continuous development.      

Nobody gives a Shit about Rietveld in Mali


It means “field of reed”

 

The objectivity and the enduring rapidity of scientific progress seem to present humanity from building any cultural meaning around itself.
This project is research how humanity has been culturally building death from the very beginning up to our rituals and through objects around us. I wonder, how we would cope with death in the society[world] we live in, where technology and medicine seems to be able to neutralize human mortality.

Future Nostalgia

Riding a bike turns Man into an optimist. He has to provide his own traction. In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy. I draw lines throughout the city while riding my bicycle. These lines are neither straight nor angular. Likewise, people move in unique ways, both physically and mentally. The movement itself, that meandering line, is often not a smooth ride at all. We are increasingly inclined to trim down damages, holes and obstacles in our lives by contrast, it is my intention to leave these ‘faults’ or ‘failures’ in my work, both structurally and formally. The above mentioned works are odes to the founding fathers of modern art, with all their distorting, meandering, brilliant concoctions. No smooth rides for them either.  

Art-Homage Bicycles

Homage to modern artists, popularly known for their paintings: Boogie Woogie (after Piet Mondrian, also a musical genre); Ceci n’est pas une bicyclette (after René Magritte’s The Treachery of Imageges; La Danse (after Matisse); The Persistence of Memory (after Dalí). Referring to his pock-like welding he says his bikes are “odes to the founding fathers of modern art, with all their distorting.”

Portrait Of The Middle


We are being wrong-footed, our perception is being mangled and twisted. It hurts people when they are being forced to act against their better judgment. Knowledge and conscience are two different categories entirely.
Conscience is no machine that programs reason into achieving predictable results. There is always a downside to the medal.