Marinke van Zandwijk

Zand, soda en kalk maken glas


Square bubbles on cardboard

Marinke van Zandwijk (1987)


Glass bubbles are taking the central position in the objects from Marinke van Zandwijk. Blowing glass by herself is gives her the opportunity to give her bubbles an unique soul. With these they all get their own character, their own face. She make different groups of family's who can make their own story's. She gives them attributes like though metal or rough ropes. The interaction between the fragile and transparent glass and the robust steel and rope put emphasis on the vulnerability of the glass.


Marinke van Zandwijk:"Homo bulla est", human is a bubble, a quote from the filosofer Erasmus that chases me.

Latex backpack with bulbs

Glas is gemaakt van zand en soda en kalk

Square bubbles on cardboard

Series of blue bulbs.

Square bubbles on cardboard

It looks like the glass bubbles are trying to escape from their corset. Only one in the gallery.

Huge bubble climbing newspapers

Galerie Franzis Engels Nieuwevaart 200, 1018ZN Amsterdam, +31 6 31000323, Open: Thu - Sat 13.00 - 18.00

Contemporary art in the centre of Amsterdam.