Marije Gertenbach

Marije Gertenbach (b. 1990, NL) currently works and lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Gertenbach graduated from Amsterdam University of the Arts, in 2015-2016 was artist-in-residence at Residency Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. She uses painting as main communicator. In her work she is looking at different ways a painting takes place in society and what sort of role it could play. She is concerned with creating confusion and emphasizing the ambiguity of our ritual engagement with objects and spaces. A painting is never a static object, but always in motion.

In Rupert she will be working on The Undimentional Reality where she will focus on the choreography of the space. She is curious for how visitors will be invited to participate in the space, and how this will allow them to interact with spaces and objects inside. Movement is in opposition to sculpture, a medium based on expression in space or mass. The research is based on how to create a dialogue between the body and the space, and bodily interpretations of space.