Spore by Tijs Rooijakkers


Spore dives into the 2D/3D world of Tijs Rooijakkers (1975). Although he is better known for his big 3D installations, he leaves many to wonder how they come about? Where does he get his inspiration? Before becoming colossal, his installations are born through drawings. Spore gives an insight on his work process and his everlasting research on form, movement and material, which represent the base of his work and helps bring his installations to life.

What is presented is the result of years of fiddling around with various shapes and forms. Again and again, over and over, the same movement; observing, seeing how it evolves. The swirl, the carrousel, the boat and the spinning top, all symbols of movement, change and morphosis. Motions that can be found in his public works like the Woensel Supertoll, Leap into the deep on the TU/e terrain, and his most recent installation, Stilleven in Hoorn.