Weather is a important factor in the work of Aliki. She is currently in Japan for a porcelain residency in Arita (supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie). People in Japan wish each other a cool and breezy summer because the summers can be very hot and humid. Materials used in the architecture and domestic landscapes are influenced by the extreme Japanese weather conditions that leave their traces. She captured various pattern and colour combinations of weathered materials in her work landscape.
In a patchwork like publication, she juxtaposes a selection of her weathered matter collection that resemble like a textile, and show (a) fabric of the village Arita.
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Organized by Aliki van der Kruijs
The work of Aliki van der Kruijs moves in the intersection of art, research and design.
She uses contextual research to arrive at a variety of results. Rain, the sun, heat or salt are image-forming elements in her work. Her working method is experimental and she often uses nature as a ‘tool' to edit materials and generate meaning, leading to a collection of tactile projects and works. Various projects in her portfolio were developed on - or inspired by - a specific location.