HIDDEN REMAINS (2020-ongoing)
 

"The ‘Hidden Remains’ are about the skin, and what lies beneath. The sculpted frames –each unique in its shape– can be considered the works’ bone structure. The skin –made of latex, finely woven fabric, or wax– is translucent and partly transparent, but reveals only so much. The ‘hidden remains’ leave us guessing, longing, yearning, the way we yearn to resolve the mysteries of life and death, the foundational emotive drive of religion and spirituality.

Spierenburg’s object-paintings make us deeply aware of our skin being the outer limit of our beings: the skin, the membrane, our largest organ. We can touch, feel, knead, press, stroke, and taste, but we cannot really become one with the object. Spierenburg’s expression of this existential tragedy contains great beauty.
A religious subtext can be found in the gothic or romanesque window shape of some of the works (which we associate with churches), but equally in a work that reminds of a tree trunk slice.
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excurpt exhibition text 'Holding a fish to avoid sinking', CINNNAMON, 2020

 

restored

HIDDEN REMAINS (RESTORED) 2021
pigmented acrylic resin, pigmented wax, cotton, clay, styrofoam, ink, pencil, clay residue
80,4x30,9x2 cm

 

the sound of impermanence

HIDDEN REMAINS (THE SOUND OF IMPERMANENCE) 2021
pigmented acrylic resin, polyester, plaster, acrylis paint, thread, clay residue
77x56,5x2 cm

 

recollected

HIDDEN REMAINS (RECOLLECTED) 2021
pigmented acrylic resin, pigmented wax, cotton, stone, ceramics, acrylic paint, crayon, ink, thread
66x48x2,5 cm

 

delayed

HIDDEN REMAINS (DELAYED) 2021
pigmented acrylic resin, pigmented wax, cotton, acrylic paint, brass, ink
66,5x56,5x2 cm

 

unsettled

HIDDEN REMAINS (UNSETTLED) 2020
pigmented acrylic resin, wax, cotton, paper, thread, ink, acrylic paint, clay residue
57x50,2x2 cm

 

untitled

HIDDEN REMAINS (UNTITLED) 2020
pigmented acylic resin, polyester, paper, acrylic paint, wall painting
52x53,2x1,7 cm

 

sinking

HIDDEN REMAINS (SINKING) 2020
pigmented acylic resin, wax, cotton, wool, fish leather, rubber, yarn, acylic paint, plasticine residue
47,7x69,7 cm

 

licking a line

HIDDEN REMAINS (LICKING A LINE) 2020
pigmented acrylic resin, wax, cotton, dried avocado peel, dried grape stalk, styrofoam, charcoal, acrylic paint, leather
70,2x45x2,4 cm

 

enclosed

HIDDEN REMAINS (ENCLOSED) 2020
pigmented acrylic resin, wax, cotton, ceramics, plaster, yarn, acrylic paint
49,4x80,3x2 cm

 

core

HIDDEN REMAINS (CORE) 2020
acrylic resin, wax, cotton, plaster, acrylic paint, plasticine residue
70x38,5x2,5 cm

 

fragment

HIDDEN REMAINS (FRAGMENT) 2020
acrylic resin, cotton, rubber, acrylic paint
47,6x69,5x2,7 cm

 

the other

HIDDEN REMAINS (THE OTHER
) 2020
acrylic resin, textile, pigment and leather
66x43,3x3,5 cm

 

curtain

HIDDEN REMAINS (CURTAIN)
acrylic resin, cotton, polyester, acrylic paint, ink, clay residue, wood
76x28,5x2,7 cm

 

cavity
HIDDEN REMAINS (CAVITY)
2020
acrylic resin, textile, clay residue
46,5x47x1,5 cm

 

momentum

HIDDEN REMAINS (MOMENTUM) 2020
acrylic resin, cotton, acrylic paint, crayon, ink, pigmented silicone rubber, plasticine residue
52x54x2 cm