AnneMarie van Splunter,
1962, Vlaardingen, the Netherlands

Visual artist

e:   info@annemarievansplunter.nl
w:  https://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

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
Reclaiming the Street,
Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL
Honorable Mention skateboarding playground

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

Links to blogs and sites

AasArchitecture
Playscapes
Treehugger

Education

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