Timo Van Grinsven

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The assemblages of Timo Van Grinsven (Netherlands, °1985) consist of a variety of materials, combined to make tactile installations, according to a strong idiosyncratic logic. The most important part of this logic is a search for the point where the probable becomes the improbable. The works created are (1:1) working models for themselves. While working, his thoughts move between image and text. Hence, language plays a big role in the artist’s works, as a means to reflect on the subconscious creative process where not all questions have to be answered.

Because of its transient character, the artist’s logic is not bound by the limits of any medium. Installations, sculptures, paintings and drawings – everything is connected. In his studio, the artist works on several different pieces at the same time, during which components may move from one piece to another, to find their place within a process of controlled coincidence. The result is a collection of works bearing the traces of an underlying dialogue, a storyline that remains veiled.

His works have been exhibited at Basis (Frankfurt), Marres (Maastricht), POPPOSITIONS (Brussels), Sint Lucas (Antwerp), TETEM kunstruimte (Enschede), AIR Antwerp, CC Maasmechelen and Extra City (Antwerp).

 

Education

2012-2014        Master of Fine Arts, Sint Lucas, Antwerp, Belgium

2008-2012       Bachelor of Fine Arts, AKV St. Joost, Netherlands

2004-2008       Graphic Design, Grafisch Lyceum Eindhoven, Netherlands

 

www.timovangrinsven.com