Joost BICKER CAARTEN

Z.T.
2005
Blown glass, bended Wood
157 x 47 x 84 cm

Joost BICKER CAARTEN

Born in 1962

Glasvormgeving, Gerrit Rietveld Academy

Stads Academy Maastricht TeHaTex

Workshop Glass, Jan van Eyck Academy by A.D. COPIER

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

2018, Bernardine de Neeve prijs finalisten, Museum JAN, Amstelveen, the Netherlands

2006, Joost Bicker Caarten, Galerie Het Cleyne Huys, Den Haag, the Netherlands

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2019, 50th Anniversary of the Large Glass Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Museum JAN, Amstelveen, the Netherlands

2019, Glass generations, Glasmuseum Lette – Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany

As an artist I have always been inspired by the movement of air and water in all its forms in nature. The way wind and air bend en swirl and record for just a moment the memory of movement of just sound or a touch fascinates me. These ripples those memories make, you can find anywhere in nature. Also people make and leave ripples in there surroundings and in other people’s lives and eventually they fade away. Clear blown glass is a material that can capture these ripples very good. Glass also reflects and interacts with it’s surroundings. My floating objects make calligraphics of these memories in a very special way.