In this third edition bur0 Gr0ningen presents works of
Tjeerd Veenhoven and Coen Vunderink
Start exhibition: November 13, 2014
Location: bur0 Gr0ningen
Coen Vunderink is a sculptor and painter in the broadest sense of the meaning. He consciously connects his sculpturing techniques to his painting en choses a painterly approach of his sculptural works. His monumental sculptures as well as his refined paintworks get a special layered, tactile and raw shell.
In his experimental working method, the artistic process is central and Coen refers through his choices for method, medium and material knowingly to the past and artistic traditions. The possibilities that ‘the day of today’ and the future are offering are the starting point. For Coen is his artist process is inseparably connected to the past, present and future. But also his own life, his own personal experiences are important, a need for his research. His ‘growing’ knowledge as a contemporary artist is the guideline in his evaluating thinking and creating process.
Designer Tjeerd Veenhoven works on the edge between design and social entrepreneurship. Tjeerd focuses on the ‘inventing’ of materials, production techniques, experiments with crafts and unusual materials from all over the world. He develops new design products with those he supports the local economy in the respective countries and creates ecological consciousness. With his progressive, sustainable design models Tjeerd has a clear mission: design is not only focused on aesthetics and function, but functions as artistic statement and engagement; a need for a ‘better world’. In bur0 Gr0ningen Tjeerd presents his project Wishful Thinking, Wishful Doing. The tulip is a famous icon of the Dutch culture; thousands of hectares are exported worldwide. Tjeerd developed a method, a mechanical and biochemical process, to extract natural pigments from the waste residual of flowers like the tulip leafs. With this color extract he comes to totally new products variating from finger-paint to coloring of biological plastics. In the 24/7 illuminated exhibition display Tjeerd reaches the visitor an insight view into the sustainable processes of developing and creating of special, innovative ideas.