Maaike Kramer

1986, Utrecht, NL 

We don’t often realize that we have created almost everything around us and continue to do so. Maaike strives to draw attention to the process-oriented nature of the world around us. She responds to constructed situations or ideas and examines if multiple/different perspectives can be applied to them. The creation process often plays an important role in the end result of her work. Maaike makes use of the exchange between monumental and conceptual materials and techniques; the space itself, concrete, tarp, metal, construction versus pencil, marker, paper, wood, and sketches. Maaike selects materials that can borrow each other’s qualities. She mixes and reshapes their properties. By combining monumental visual cues with conceptual ones, she creates constructs that exudes not only monumentality but also doubt, reflection, and process.