Spatula Series / 2011 - ongoing / Sculptures and collection

Presented at: Stroom, The Hague, NL (2020); 76,4, Brussels, BE (2019); Nest, The Hague, NL (2016); Valerie Traan Galerie, Antwerp, BE (2016); Survival K(n)it, Riga, LV (2015); Frutta, Rome, IT (2013); CAC, Vilnius, LT (2013); Rongwrong, Amsterdam, NL (2013)

When I look for spatulas, I see them everywhere. My obsession came from a therapy game called the “Spatula Game” by psychologist, Donald Winnicott. In the game, a spatula is placed on a table in reach of a child. The child grabs it and starts to play, imagining the spatula transforming into something else, like into an airplane waved around in delight. Once the child sees an airplane it can think of what an airplane can do, thinking through the imagined thing. The spatula allows us to both extend our body to reach further, but also our mind because we can think through the thing.

Painting by Francis Picabia

Exhibition at Nest, The Hague, 2016

Exhibition at Survival K(n)it 7, Riga, 2015