AnneMarie van Splunter, 1962, Vlaardingen, the Netherlands
AnneMarie’s work is conceptual, monumental, poetic and can be either ephemeral, temporarily existing installations (e.g. an evaporating water landscape, plinths of sugar) or permanent sculpture in the public realm (e.g. sculptural playground, parkbench, commissioned, among others, by the Dutch Government Buildings Agency).
Meticulous use of materials like water, sugar, salt, concrete, glass, steel or bamboo appeals to the spectators sensory perception and might evoke an idea of lightness and serenity.
Characteristic is an almost architectural approach, an ordering by a mathematical pattern or module, while the curves in the finished sculpture clearly recall biomorphic forms.
2014 Labportal 10: Salina, Zone2Source, Amstelpark, the Netherlands
2013 A Day Such As This, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
2012 Play: International design for children Dowse Museum, Wellington, NewZealand
2012 Przetwory (Recycle festival), Soho Factory, Warsawa, Poland
2012 Façade Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2011 THE MULTIPLE SHOW#2 Gallery VousEtesIci, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Buzzbench, sculptural bench that doubles as bee biotope, Amstelpark, Amsterdam.
2013 Playmodules new edition, museumsquare The NewDowse Art Museum, New Zealand
I.c.w. Athfield Architects
2011 Rubbertree, Playground design of used rubber tyres, Play for All, Thailand
Honorable Mention in Innovation, Architecture for Humanity, U.S.
2010 Honorable Mention skateboarding playground
Reclaiming the Street, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL
2009 Design fences sportpark, Municipality Amsterdam Zuidoost, NL
2008 Gate on bridge Klein Dantzig, Municipality Amsterdam O/WGM, NL
2007 Glasswork P.I. Norgerhaven, Dutch Government Buildings Agency
2015 Atelier Austmarka, Norway
2012 Studio NES, Skagastrond, Iceland
2015 “Salina, salt in time” 6 min.
2012 “Barnaból35, a village waltz” 8 min.
2012 “A Day Such As This” 8,5 min. DVD Limited Edition Gallery VousEtesIci
Monumental Design, Willem de Kooningacademy, Rotterdam
Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art, Schotland