Wassink’s practice evolves organically, opposing the rigid construction of modern architecture, city planning and design. His work tends more towards the shifting, the ephemeral and the momentary. His process tries to take into account how our interactions in space and with objects have specific needs in specific moments, and his design projects attempt to reflect the mutating shape of use value and inhabitation, as it is evidence by human activity.
These shifting construction, which Wassink refers to as “self-perpetuating spaces” take their inspiration from organically developed communities and forms, appearing more rhizomatic in nature than firmly designed and often considered to be disorganized or chaotic. These more re-actively developed forms are meant to reflect the blurred boundaries between architecture and object, inside and outside, public and private.
More information at www.sanderwassink.nl
Sander Wassink is an artist and designer who encourages us to reconsider our ideas of beauty and aesthetic value. How can we reconsider what is important and what is desirable to include notions of history, memory and the preservation of a past which is slipping away. Amid new construction, new production, and constant proliferation of new forms and facades, Wassink turns his attention to the discarded, the abandoned, the left over and attempts to re-imagine what can be done with the already partially formed.
What new possibilities exist in the surfaces and materials that are half-built or half-destroyed. Whether his object is the partly demolished façade of an abandoned building, or the everyday detritus from our over productive culture, Wassink asks what new forms and new visions of beauty already exist to be discovered and appreciated.
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