Chiel Lubbers

A visual artist based in the Netherlands, motivated by a resonance with rippled structures in the natural landscape, currently developing 'Musculo-vegetal'. This project embodies analogous research that explores the similarities between fibers in plants and human muscles tissues.

About

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About


As a visual artist, my motivation is built upon the embodied experience of an 'inner-act,' which arises within the dynamic interplay between two entities and is distinguished by a bodily-felt affect. This 'inner- act' serves as a means to capture my resonance with rippled structures in the natural landscape.

My creative practice is composed of field research and investigative alchemical techniques for making materials from degradable and natural substances, primarily sourced from the vegetal and geological realms. By dissecting, deconstructing, and translating a phenomenon or object I seek hidden features on various scales of anatomy, capturing its potential and building poetic compositions. 

At its core, my artistic practice revolves around understanding the movement and co-existence of entities, and their densities. The underlying question that is constantly present explores the human position in relation to non-human entities.


Education

2017-2021   
Bachelor, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

2019
Exchange, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik


Exhibitions

2023 
Solo Show
Boox.space, Haarlem

2023
Group show
Trixie, The Hague 
 
2023
Group show 
Alter House Gallery, I’m Studio Amsterdam   
 
2022  
Em-bodies
777 gallery, Antwerp                 
 
2022 
Resonance
Paper Art Gallery, The Hague                  
                         
2022
Open Ateliers
Kunstgreep, The Hague
                
2022
Ripple Dynamic
LAB22, The Hague                    

2022  
Gardening
Creative coding Utrecht
Oud Amelisweerd, Bunnik                 

2022
Touching 
Kabk Lectorate Design, The Hague                    

2021
On Your Own
Haagse kunstkring, The Hague                         
            
2021
Graduation Show
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague                     

2019
ʻHvar Endar þetta?’
Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik                 

2019 
ʻLeave no Trace’ 
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague