Jaap Scheeren

[Piece of the golden mountain]

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A piece of the golden mountain I promised you a long time ago, 2010

bronze with goldleaf, 50cm x 50cm x 50cm

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What would be the best present for someone who already owns everything? What would be most extravagant? I came up with this while watching a tv show called Cribs on MTV. Somebody's trash is another man's treasure.

Short StatementThe world is not ruled by order or logic. As an artist, I am to show the dormant underworld beneath the varnish of everyday reality. I skim through books, the daily papers, and the Internet whilst taking notes of unusual facts, ridiculous tidbits, derisory accomplishments and disconcerting discoveries made as if to pass unnoticed in the printed columns. From such starting points I seek to build up the photographic image. However, sometimes when confronted with these eccentricities, I see that there is no need to execute these carefully schemed plans. I tell different stories yet at the same time and every story is connected as they are related back to me. My practice investigates the narrow links between reality and reliability, often with a focus on the strange relationship between beautiful environments and their inhabitants. I search for a plausible made world; one I can adjust to my view of it--an image on the verge of reality.based on a txt by Raphaelle Stopin.contact via: www.jaapscheeren.nl

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