Brandmuren, 2019 - now
Series of ceramic tile tableaus
The tile tableau Brandmuren III (Presikhaaf) deals with the notion of Dutch brutalist architecture, buildings that were constructed after 1945. This style was dictated by an industrialist perspective that was full of hope. I combined several images in this tableau: the typical brutalist façade, the arches of the shopping centre in Presikhaaf (a post-war neighbourhood in North East Arnhem), 1950s floral designs, wilted houseplants, and broken bones. A brandmuur or fire wall is a tile wall in or near a fireplace that portrays the immediate surroundings, connecting inside and outside in a similar way a chimney does.