dinsdag 2 juni 2015

Wat zie jij?


Johr Claessens; Sarina Pennings; Erna Bie; Anneloes Lorjé; Lennie Vugt; Clim Slaats;Xaverius; Iris Rooij; Maarten Donders; Jules Hofman;Afka; Caroline Teesing

zondag 31 mei 2015

Denied , Searching & Become


                                                       View a tour of the exhibition

                                             Exchangeable virtue
                                             Wood- ceramics- goldleave

                                                   125x100 cm


Exhibition Denied, searching & become
May  30-31
Maarten Donders Sculptures and wallobjects

De kruisruimte
Gen Bothastraat 7E 
5642 NJ Eindhoven ( Netherlands)

woensdag 1 april 2015

Réunion mysterieux

Réunion mysterieux

Ceramic sculpture
25x 20x 20 cm


Detail of walobject; ceramic tiles 17 x 17 cm

Ceramic object referring to the Classical Vanitas from the 17th century, in which vanity, emptiness, mortality, transience and egomania are portrayed.

maandag 10 maart 2014

Searching the sky for bits `n pieces

Searching the sky for bits `n pieces
                                                                   Bronze 40 cm

woensdag 11 december 2013

Dossier 3.0


Young people and artists come together in Dossier 3.0

To create something beautiful, away from all the problems ...

This is the motivation of the art project dossier 3.0 which Foundation `` De cultuurkantine ``has recently launched.
Various art forms are practiced where the children can tell their story. Through this collaboration with artists, they can  work without having to worry about something, that's the idea behind this project.
50 Dutch artists working with young people from care institutions.
Painters, sculptors, designers and photographers, create a work of art with these young people.
Each is working on different artistic ideas with a youngster. in their professional field
It is an honest plan to make these young people familiar with art from which something beautiful can arise.

Opening exhibition Queen Maxima Noord-Brabants Museum 
in Den Bosch with Maarten Donders

zondag 28 augustus 2011

A glimpse of reality

External impulses to a large extent determine our lives. Our life takes place in a setting where actions and images are becomming virtual. Man creates (consciously or unconsciously) its own artificial reality.

wood- steel- messing - glass- stone
300x 150x 200 cm

zaterdag 20 augustus 2011

'Complex Violence' in Podium DAK

Exhibition of sculptures by Maarten Donders and paintings by Eugénie Dammer.

"Complex Violence 'runs from Saturday, August 20 t / m Sunday, September 4 and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 13:00 to 17:00. Podium DAK is located at 2a Molenstraat in Geldrop. The entrance can be found in the parking lot of Podium DAK. (Through the steel gate bars)
Information, Ben Kollenburg 0641716164 - benvank@telfort.nl - http://www.podiumdak.dse.nl/

dinsdag 31 mei 2011

Meshes of the Afternoon - Maya Deren 1943

Director Deren (born in Kiev) was a leading experimental filmmaker in New York in the forties and fifties. With Meshes of the Afternoon in 1947 she won the International Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Meshes of the Afternoon 1943" is probably one of the most discussed American avant-garde film ever.
Maya Deren clearly reaches back to the surrealism from the '20s (Un Chien Andalou, Luis Bunuel and Dali) but also points in a new direction.
Deren was one of the first women who started working in film, and in this movie for the first time in history elements as psychoanalysis, dream logic and inner reality were used.

The film is a dizzying, nightmarish quest for identity and consciousness, surrealism and dream logic played an important role.
Meshes of the Afternoon was one of the first American films where poetic expressiveness and symbolism were used above a linear plot, and had immense influence on just about everything that came after.

The film assembly from Deren was never seen before, cinematic time and space were deposed of their static character.
In films of Maya Deren, these filmic time and space elements are not bound by traditional rules, but they were used in a very creative way.
Maya Deren explores in her first influential experimental film an unconscious woman who daydreams.
This experimental black and white short film shows the director himself in a threatening dream world in which she always enters the same house.
The similarity between Meshes of the Afternoon and Un Chien Andalou, is the dream experience, generated by cinema.

zaterdag 14 mei 2011

"True beauty is on the inside"

"True beauty is on the inside"

Everyone is equal, although…

There will always be a difference in gender, religious belief,
sexual orientation, social class, mental and physical health, cultural or racial background etc.

``True beauty is on the inside`` is about similarities and differences between human beings, about suffering and undergoing, about winning and losing , but also about what we have become in life.

Installation / wall objects 13 pcs

14x19x8cm 2011

wood - ceramic - tooth - bone - brass - polyester -
goldleave - rubber - lead - fabric

zondag 10 april 2011

Narrow streets and alleys

I’m standing in a field

Can’t remember the last time
I felt so lonely

Should I
leave it all behind

Let the grass
grow over

Drive away
to find

I’ve never been before

In narrow streets and alleys
along the shore

Filled with people
from all around

Right there..

I want to get lost
never to be found

donderdag 7 april 2011

The Thrill Is Gone

As much

as I look forward

to the moment
of reunion

a doubtful feeling
comes over me

not the years
or the months
but the wasted hours

of meaningless words
and expensive wine

The Thrill Is Gone
it is useless to wait

Before you know it
the desire starts to whine again