portfolio Teun Verbeek
‘‘I am the ridiculous director of absurdism and alienation.’’ 4|
Selfportrait as designer, 2010
drawings of my fascination for excessive detail, 2011
For this assignment I created a banner for my website. The idea is that with each new visit, a fresh image is being generated out of elements that derive from a database, filled with my fascinations. No visit will ever be the same.
Super Masculine Priest Outfit, 2008
Living Domestic Object
I invented a living domestic object. By making it ‘alive’, the user is forced to take care over the object. Otherwise it will die. The object has need for affection, nutrition and daily walks, just like a real living animal. The appearance of the object is shaped by the way it is being maintained. When the object dies, it can’t be fixed again.
fish from natural environment
Somewhat strange, I discovered I find it very pleasurable to ridicule myself. Over and over again, I see it coming back as a tendency in my projects. My face as a tool for all sorts of applications.
Chocolate mask at ± 32̊C
top to bottom: wax, gelatine, chocolate and caramel mask, 2011
Selfportrait, plaster, 2010
Plaster shape, implementation in the public domain, 2010
I participated in a bronze workshop, where I learned the whole, elaborate process of bronzecasting. At first, it starts with the actual creation of shapes in wax. Bronze is a material which is mostly casted as a shell. Therefore I wanted to create hollow shapes. I was intrigued by the visual tension of blown-up shapes. That’s why I started making plaster molds of blown up condoms. By casting hot wax in these molds, I created a large variety of loose parts. By melting them togheter in all sorts of ways, I developed a whole series of sensual shapes.
Dad, Acrylics on canvas, 50 x 75cm, 2008
Marit, Gouache on paper, 50 x 75cm, 2010
Selfportrait, Gouache on paper, 150 x 200cm, 2008
various studies, Gouache on paper, different sizes, 2010
free work, 2010
Reconstructions of a memory, 2010
Published on Dec 20, 2011