Natasja Van Der Meer (Holland 1969 - )


About

Natasja Van Der Meer (1969) studied sculptural art at the Nieuwe Akademie in Utrecht. She likes to use different kinds of material, to express her vision on modern life. In her work, Van der Meer regularly incorporates existing objects to create iconic images, often witha sense of humour.
A reoccurring theme in her work is childhood and parenthood. Van Der Meer’s interest in the curiosity and innocence of children and the way they experience this weird and wonderful world, has a considerable influence on her working process. It is the tiny details in life that inspire Van der Meer to make a sculpture. In order to express her ideas, the artist often works with scale: Some of Van Der Meer’s sculptures are a scaled version of existing, smaller objects. The adjustment of the size of these objects can sometimes evokes a sense of alienation and confusion.
Recently (and as exhibited here at Context Art Miami) Van Der Meer started to use beads as three dimensional pixels to create hanging sculptures. With admirable precision she puts all elements together to create a clear recognisable image. Through the use of differenttechniques, the artist ensures that no discrepancy arises between the object and the final enlarged artwork. Keywords are simplicity and clarity, and no unnecessary details are added to the artwork. This simplicity and unambiguous expression make the works of Van der Meer not only accessible, but contribute to the experience of aesthetic enjoyment of her art.
Her work has been shown at multiple exhibitions at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in The Hague and Singer Museum in Laren and is included in several collections such as the Heineken Collection Foundation and Collection De Heus.

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Work Selection

Natasja Van Der Meer - 'Cactus', Beads on nylon thread with plant pot inside plexiglass case with white plexiglass base, 48 x 60 x 30cm / 19 x 24 x 12"

'Cactus', Beads on nylon thread with plant pot inside plexiglass case with white plexiglass base, 48 x 60 x 30cm / 19 x 24 x 12"