Merijn Bolink creates new sculptures out of the same already existing sculptures or objects. He loves to deconstruct an object until its smallest component and to rebuild the same object but from a different angle. Known for example is a chameleon sculpture on a sofa made of an identical sofa. Or a sculpture on the nanoscale of a copper candlestick made of a layer of atoms from a copper candlestick - the smallest sculpture ever made in the Netherlands.

In many of his works, Bolink tries to minimize his own handwriting, and these works therefore have the shape of their original subject rather than a work of art. From a tree branch, a number of branches are processed to ninety degrees nifty degrees, calling Mondriaan in mind, but everything looks like it had grown in nature.

With a sense of humor and intuition, Bolink gets into the soul of even the most banal objects.

Merijn Bolink (1967) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands1987-1992  Academie voor Kunst en Industrie (AKI), Enschede, The Netherlands 

  Nature Sucks, 2006, manipulated branch of a wilow tree, 90 x 80 x 70 cm, collection of the artist    photo Hein Hage

Nature Sucks, 2006, manipulated branch of a wilow tree, 90 x 80 x 70 cm, collection of the artist

photo Hein Hage

 Google‘s Eyes, 2016, ceramics (20 parts, h. varying from 7-25 cm), courtesy of the artist (photo Hein Hage (Made at Sundaymorning@EKWC with kind support of Mondriaan Fund, the Netherlands)

Google‘s Eyes, 2016, ceramics (20 parts, h. varying from 7-25 cm), courtesy of the artist (photo Hein Hage (Made at Sundaymorning@EKWC with kind support of Mondriaan Fund, the Netherlands)

  Index, 2015-16, installation of 40+ parts, ceramics (mostly) and mixed media, dim variable, courtesy of the artist (made at Sundaymorning@EKWC with kind support of Mondriaan Fund, the Netherlands)

Index, 2015-16, installation of 40+ parts, ceramics (mostly) and mixed media, dim variable, courtesy of the artist (made at Sundaymorning@EKWC with kind support of Mondriaan Fund, the Netherlands)