• In Short
  • Installation art
  • Spatial

Maze de Boer

‘seeing and knowing’

In the seed packet department, Maze de Boer installs a wall with 300 different paintings on small canvas.

What do we really see and what do we imagine? According to Maze de Boer, visual interpretation leads us away from the content. Everyone knows this process. We tend to complement visible images with images we know.

With his work Maze de Boer puts his finger on the viewing process. He describes his artworks as conceptual attractions. The concept is his starting point and the visual (attraction) power of the work is then the result.

Maze de Boer is interested in the blurring of boundaries between visual art, architecture, theater and performance. His work often stems from the historical background and social context of the location.

Although his installations are usually called site-specific, he sees the works themselves more as site-responsive.