AnneMarie van Splunter, 1962, Vlaardingen, the Netherlands
Visual artist

e:   info@annemarievansplunter.nl
w: http://www.annemarievansplunter.nl

Short biography

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.

Short CV

Recent exhibitions:

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

Recent Projects/ Competitions/ Commissions:

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

Residencies:

2015 Atelier Austmarka, Norway
2012 Studio NES, Skagastrond, Iceland

Videofilms:

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

Work featured on blogs and sites (selection):

AasArchitecture, Playscapes, Treehugger, Inhabitat, Archpaper, Architectureofearlychildhood

AasArchitecture

Playscapes

Treehugger

Education:

Monumental Design, Willem de Kooningacademy, Rotterdam
Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art,  Schotland