Vase of Flowers (2018)

Vase of Flowers by Sjoerd Martens

Mixed media on semi-transparent polyester fabric, photo frame
61×91,5 cm

Part of the ‘Waves come to catch us’ series



































Waves Come to Catch Us (2018)

Waves Come To Catch Us Sjoerd Martens

Waves come to catch us (2018)

Mixed media on semi-transparent polyester fabrics, video projection, soundscape

Installation: approx. 75x194x145cm

We are constantly leaving traces of our existence behind in our surroundings but we also have the urge to erase them as quickly as possible. They normally do not capture our attention, either because of their everydayness or perceived ugliness. The hidden beauty and purity of the human traces are what I want to immortalize so that they can be experienced differently and infinitely. Consequently, the subjects are no longer taken for granted. It is thus reminiscent of archeology, but with a different purpose and an unconventional mean.

I see my work as a sculpture of our legacy. The areas I create are characterized by past human presence, current abandonedness and future uncertainty. The human traces as still life are brought to a new breathing environment through multidisciplinarity en atypical narrative techniques. The manipulated mise-en-scène forms a post-apocalyptic, semi-surreal microcosm that includes physical and non-physical signs of our mortality. This haven is solely palpable and is comparable to past childhood dreams, or dissociation from one’s environment or self.

This is what the cast looks like today. A breathing multidisciplinary sculpture awaits you.

Photo print on polyester fabric in photo frame with sculpture reflection

Waves Come To Catch Us Sjoerd Martens Installation

Painting detail

Installation video impression

Part of the ‘Waves come to catch us’ series


















Untitled (2017)

Untitled Sjoerd Martens
Fuji Digital Professional DPII photo paper – Semi-gloss / matte
20×27cm



































Untitled (2017)

Untitled Sjoerd Martens Photography

Fuji Digital Professional DPII photo paper – Semi-gloss / matte
20×27cm


















Destination (2017)

Destination Sjoerd Martens
Fuji Digital Professional DPII photo paper – Semi-gloss / matte
20×27cm