Folkert de Jong | the artist

The artist Folkert de Jong
Born 1972, Alkmaar, Netherlands.
Lives and works in Amsterdam, .

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Athens Biennale, Sydney Biennale,

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... In The Iceman Cometh, the viewer is witness to a still from a gruesome story. You can only stand at a distance, if necessary walk around the tableau, but, unlike earlier work, you can no longer physically move in De Jong’s world. The crazy dance the characters seem to be performing concisely communicates what he was looking for in the other installations: a compressed experience of frustrated desire and constraint, which easily slips into madness and horror.

Folkert de Jong creates chaotic figurative scenes using polyurethane foam and paint. His works convey an uncanny and dreamlike quality where the perverse collides with the familiar….

Old works

<p>The Sculptor, The Devil and the Architect</p>