'CHAPTER 3HREE' - The HEM, Zaandam group, Maarten Spruyt shows work by 27 artists and takes the impressive architecture of The HEM as a starting point.
Maartje Korstanje makes sculptures based on the beauty, decay and emergency in nature and the influence of man on this. They are not literal or figurative works, but rather organic figures. With their whimsical protrusions and branches, Korstanje's large sculptures often take up a complete space, and attract the viewer, then put the imagination to work. You can see carcasses, tree stumps or sea creatures from a forest or ocean; deceptively known yet not exactly definable. They move in the twilight zone where beauty takes on a gruesome edge and raises the doubt: did it just die or come to life?