A few years ago I was introduced to the world of robotics, and
that led me to start using that technology for the
creation of art objects. Some of the objects that are the result of that
are you can occasionally see at Gallery SKP045.
For the full collection, go to www.discartedobjects.com
Many of my creations have - because of that 'robotics' angle -
dynamic aspects: elements that move at unpredictable moments, lights that go on and off
moving, lights going on and off, that sort of thing.
An important factor in all my objects is the recycling of
waste materials: almost all the parts that I use for my creations
come from containers of discarded stuff, or they are donated by
people who know what I do.
Working with waste materials means, of course, that I depend on
what I come across. But that is also exactly what my creativity
is stimulated. It gives me great pleasure to look at something
It gives me great pleasure to look at something that is at the end of its life cycle and imagine
how I could give that object or a part of it a new and very different life, integrated in a project.
integrated into a project I am working on, or
- even more fun - how it could become the basis of an entirely new object.
Jos van der Wielen