10 till 19 September 2021

Jesse Strikwerda

Jesse Strikwerda (1991, Jorwert) makes installations and sculptures in which the manipulability of reality is central. Unraveling the layers of a constructed reality is the starting point for an investigation into the framework of an image. Constructions get pushed over, raised, hidden and shown to an audience. Backgrounds are hung in front of each other, as a concealment of the underlying structure, and then lifted up again by the artist to provide the same structure with a stage. Elements from reality (building materials, party favors, found objects) are interspersed with images (drawings, comic-like elements and clay objects), creating an exciting game in which it becomes painfully clear in a playful way that everything can be made and dismantled.