Project omschrijving



Aam Solleveld (1969), graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2002-2003. She showed in museums and galleries in Europe, U.S.A, Central America and Asia among which are the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, S.M.A.K. Gent, BE, Whitebox Gallery, New York, USA and the Dutch Culture Center in Shanghai, CN.

Aam Solleveld made work in commission for a.o.: Ymere, Rochdale, Rijksgebouwendienst, OLVG West, Rabobank and the Gemeente Amsterdam.

Aam Solleveld makes large site-specific line drawings usually directly on the walls of a space that deals with the size, function, and history of that space. These works bring out a new alternative dimension of the space that alters the experience or can sometimes even suggest a movement in space. Divided by lines, different parts of the wall will take on different roles. There is the role of object or mass and at other parts the role of emptiness or space. These added spaces are made on a 1:1 scale that connects them directly to a building and location and makes a physical connection with the viewer who finds himself inside the work.

In the architectural and more abstract spaces, Solleveld turns objects into shapes of their essence. These shapes do still contain meaning but at the same time transform into arrays of a geometric shape with new meanings. She is creating a space that is just as present as the actual space and lets the viewer continuously switch between seeing the one and the other space. More recently Solleveld developed an interest in archetype patterns. There is an inborn preference for repetition and people tend to surround themselves with patterns in the interior and the exterior. Patterns are associated with safety but the high contrast Solleveld uses transforms and counterbalances this again and has a physical impact on the viewer.