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Groenplaats

Exhibition  /  08 Jun 2008  -  06 Aug 2008
Published: 13.06.2008
Ineke Heerkens. Brooch: Green seated, 2008. Aluminium, textile, silkscreenprint. 10 x 15,5 x 5 cm. Photo by Anu Vahtra. Ineke Heerkens
Brooch: Green seated, 2008
Aluminium, textile, silkscreenprint
10 x 15,5 x 5 cm
Photo by Anu Vahtra
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(...) Each posture of man and chair is a distorted, askew, slanting, strong, weird form; movement distilled in time.
We are surrounded by furniture, embraced by the warmth and comfort of everyday items that are designed to human needs and fitted to a human scale. (...)

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Ineke Heerkens
Slanting chairs

A sequence of photographs depict a man lounging in a cushioned garden chair, reading the paper. He is pivoting in the chair, putting his legs across the armrest, hanging upside down, even turning the chair on to it’s back, spread eagling himself. Who carries whom? In all snapshots the man maintains full body contact with the chair, they merge into one form.
Each posture of man and chair is a distorted, askew, slanting, strong, weird form; movement distilled in time.
We are surrounded by furniture, embraced by the warmth and comfort of everyday items that are designed to human needs and fitted to a human scale.
In her pieces of jewellery Ineke Heerkens explores our relationship with these objects and plays in a humorous way with their transformation from a macro to a micro scale.

She chooses her materials for pliability and associative qualities that relate to her subject matter, i.e. function and shape of furniture and the green lushness of a contained garden.
The materials are a combination of rigid and soft – alloy and hand screen printed textiles, patterned like astro turf or stark spring green moss. While the surfaces are appealingly tactile the constructed frames are strong visual lines.
Their weight is a surprise in combination with the robust compactness of their shape.
These pieces are not to be worn as mere decorations.
One chooses them as jewels to cherish – out of emotions like intrigue, curiosity or a want to protect, hold and carry close to one’s body.
Ineke Heerkens’ jewellery is a unique way of grasping one moment in time and converting it into emotion, material and form. It is a translation from the fourth into a wearable third dimension.

Monika Auch
February 2008 

Ineke Heerkens. Brooch: Nodding cushion, 2008. Aluminium, textile, polyethylene. 6 x 20 x 4 cm. Photo by Anu Vahtra. Ineke Heerkens
Brooch: Nodding cushion, 2008
Aluminium, textile, polyethylene
6 x 20 x 4 cm
Photo by Anu Vahtra
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Ineke Heerkens. Brooch: Swinging fingers, 2008. Aluminium, textile, silkscreenprint. 14,5 x 15 x 6 cm. Photo by Anu Vahtra. Ineke Heerkens
Brooch: Swinging fingers, 2008
Aluminium, textile, silkscreenprint
14,5 x 15 x 6 cm
Photo by Anu Vahtra
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Ineke Heerkens. Necklace: Gripping hand, 2008. Aluminium, textile, polyethylene, rubber. 13 x 17 x 5,5 cm L 30 cm. Ineke Heerkens
Necklace: Gripping hand, 2008
Aluminium, textile, polyethylene, rubber
13 x 17 x 5,5 cm L 30 cm
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Ineke Heerkens. Brooch: From under fallen, 2008. Aluminium, textile, polyethylene, silkscreenprint. 8 x 17 x 3,5 cm. Ineke Heerkens
Brooch: From under fallen, 2008
Aluminium, textile, polyethylene, silkscreenprint
8 x 17 x 3,5 cm
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