JEROEN HENNEMANTHE NETHERLANDS
The two gigantic lamps that appear as ‘standing drawings’ between lampposts on the Golden Bend are a wondrous sight. Dutch artist Jeroen Henneman sees beauty and even poetry in everyday objects that we might not even notice. Here, the ordinary desk lamp is taken out of its context, brought back to its essence and enlarged into a monumental artwork. It looks like the lamps have escaped from the desks of one of the many offices in the area, to light our way as true guardians.
Photo's: copyright: Bart Heemskerk
height: 5,3 m
About Jeroen Henneman
Jeroen Henneman (1942) is a visual artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied at the Amsterdam Institute for Applied Arts Education and at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp. Since then, Henneman has made paintings, drawings, graphics and even theatre performances and television programmes. He is most known for his sculptures, which he calls ‘standing drawings’. He makes portraits in this way but often chooses (seemingly) unimportant, ordinary objects with clear shapes, such as wheels, boxes or coffee cups. Henneman is guest of honour of Amsterdam Light Festival's 7th edition.