“My process centres around found materials, bundling together tube-lights and electrical cables; insulation blocks are melded with foil, foam polystyrene blocks, carpet tiles to create large, erratic i...“
Primarily working within abandoned offices, Marleen Sleeuwits (b. 1980, the Netherlands) creates colourful, immersive installations which operate on the boundary of two and three dimensionality. After stripping a room down to its bare components she then re-assembles it using a variety found, on-site materials, including fluorescent tubes, paper towels, laminate, and tape. Following her study at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, she earned her Master’s in Photography at St. Joost, Breda in 2005. In 2016, Sleeuwits launched her first major monograph On the Soft Edge of Space. Her work is represented in the collections of numerous institutions including the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the Museum het Valkhof and de Groen Fine Art Collection.
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