Pieter van der Schaaf
Pieter van der Schaaf’s installations utilize construction materials normally concealed behind architectural cladding, facade or rendering; adhering to the technical standards of the material while using it to directly build a visual space. As a result, the material intervention and the space housing it function as parallel versions of one another. The work is a diagrammatic representation of the hosting space; merging into, and infiltrating its architectural logic, and adhering to the same international standardizations, thus parasitizing the exhibition infrastructure. Van der Schaaf aims to destabilize the assumption of who hosts or supports whom within an exhibition context by working with its own infrastructure, effectively having the walls turn their back towards the viewer.
Pieter van der Schaaf, Untitled 002 (with dog paws), 2018
Background Pieter van der Schaaf (1984) is a Dutch artist who lives and works in Paris. In 2010 he graduated from the Minerva Art Academy, Groningen and was artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht and at Artistes en Résidence, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Van der Schaaf won the Prix Boesner at the 65th edition of Jeune Création, Paris in 2014 and the post-academic grant by the Mondriaan Fund in 2016. His work is exhibited in The Netherlands and abroad in art spaces such as NEST, The Hague and Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris.
Untitled 002 (with dog paws) (2018)
Superior High Shine (2018)