Colourful, iconic objects are a major inspiration for visual artist Wouter van der Giessen. With his playful mindset he brings these objects’ underlying sculptural qualities to the fore, exploring different views on existing conventions around certain places and objects. While the objects remain recognisable, he gives just a little twist to their positioning. Van der Giessen thus creates images with a childlike appeal that keep viewers mesmerised. His sculptures can be interpreted in multiple ways to invite viewers to see what they are actually seeing, instead of what they think they should be seeing. Tweetakt is presenting his graduation project at Fort Ruigenhoek, which consists of various objects created from plastic implements and utensils.
Wouter van der Giessen graduated from St. Joost School of Art & Design in Breda in 2020. He has won several prizes, including a Young Talent award in the 2016 Dutch Street Art Awards.