Posted by: Jo Briton
Thu, 12 Nov 2015
Suzan Drummen, an artist based in the Netherlands, creates expansive art installations that use thousands of tiny dazzling crystals and other shiny objects to create elaborate mandalas and textile designs.
She doesn’t use a pre-made plan to create these extensive works but rather the specific site she is working on, guides her. Drummen told Irenbrination. “I check the light, the route of the visitors, the colours, the height etc, on spot. The whole atmosphere actually guides me. Every space requires something else and the installation grows slowly.”
Drummen’s goal is to overwhelm the
viewer; “From a distance they appear clear and orderly, yet upon closer
inspection, the eyes become disoriented by the many details and visual stimuli.
That moment, of being able to take it all in or not, is explored, time and time
again. The visual perception is challenged, requisitioned and intensified.”
She uses pins to affix the crystal, chrome-plated metal, precious stones, mirrors and optical glass that she uses to walls, but lays these objects down freely on the ground.
I think these look absolutely amazing and I am drawn to them like a magpie to a shiny glass gem. And those large installations – there’s really no words, simply brilliant.
See more of Drummen’s work on her website.
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