Artist Statement

I’m a mixed media artist mainly working with clay.

My father is a collector of strange, witty yet cute objects coming from the past. Because I was always surrounded by these strange objects, I developped a fascination for cute, sometimes kitschy animals in all forms and shapes. I’m a collector myself as well. I collect by sculpting my own characters, while researching the powerstructures of cuteness in connection to antropomorfism on animals.

Cuteness has a notion of not having to be taken serious. My research into cuteness shows a world playing with uncertainty principles. The cute can frivolously go from innocent to uncanny, while it’s audience isn't even aware.


Fine Art (MA), 2018 - 2020

Master Institute of Visual Cultures,

AKV. St. Joost, 's-Hertogenbosch

Bcademie, 2017-2018

Initiative of Alex Jacobs and Daan den Houter, Rotterdam

Autonomous Visual Art (BA), graduated Cum Laude, 2012-2016

AKV. St. Joost, 's-Hertogenbosch


Atelier Anne Wenzel en van de Geer, Rotterdam, 2017