Third floor 2
- In Short
Maurice de Rooij
Buildings like characters
As a multidisciplinary artist, the work of Maurice de Rooij (1995) has its roots in architecture history. His films, sculptures, prints and collages emerge from a vast archive of texts, articles and images which he compares and analyses. Buildings that appear in his work are a bit like characters: they react to changing environments, find themselves alone on empty plains, or are combined as an eclectic construction. This way, De Rooij exposes their archetypical elements, and questions the ways in which buildings can represent certain ideas, traditions or eras.
In his films de Rooij employs digital animation software to create strongly analytical, closely directed images. This medium allows viewers to explore his characters through long, slow scenes.