DON’T FRIGHTEN THE HORSES is a series of collages/ assemblages on which the birds do not care about the speed and madness that characterizes the time in which we live. The serene creature seems to be looking undisturbed at the 21st century and to say:
DON’T FRIGHTEN THE HORSES.
WOUTER KLEIN VELDERMAN (Deventer, 1979) obtained his MFA in 2009 at the Sandberg Institute, Fine Arts department, after studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, where he is currently teaching sculpture. Within his professional practice, Klein Velderman has his sculptures accompanied by dance, architecture, performance, dialogue (Socratic dialogue, Benedictine dialogue, Lecture of Things), a lecture or written text. Teaching at art academies (Rietveld Academie, ArtEZ, Academy of Theater and Dance) and giving workshops to people who are a bit further away from the art world also contributes to the creation of his sculptures within the artistic research. Allowing third parties within the thinking and making process that precedes each sculpture, regards Klein Velderman as a logical step in both his own creative process and within the social cultural landscape. In addition, ‘collaboration’ is a way to continue his working as a sculptor – the dialogue between himself and his material – in looking, listening, and acting in other disciplines.
Wouter Klein Velderman lives and works in Amsterdam. His work has been exhibited in The Netherlands and abroad, among Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL), Spazioborgogno, Milaan (IT), Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen (NL), Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (NL), Moengo Visual Arts Festival, Moengo (SU), De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL), Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag (NL), Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (IT).