Marijn van Kreij

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Marijn van Kreij (Middelrode, NL, 1978) lives and works in Amsterdam and teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. He studied at AKV St. Joost, Breda and was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2005 and 2006. By re-using existing imagery and employing found material Marijn van Kreij has built a versatile practice reflecting on repetition and the act of creation itself. His works have been exhibited widely, nationally as well as internationally.

The edition MARIJN VAN KREIJ made for LOODD is a special series of wind chimes. The artist started making these improvised beautiful and poetic mobile objects, inspired by his personal relation with the Japanesegraphic designer Akiko Wakabayashi. In Japanese culture a windchime is an object with a highly symbolical value, bringing happiness and good luck to the place where it is installed.Since then Van Kreij started introducing these objects as sculptures in his exhibitions. The pieces are often made of thrown away objects. By recycling the everyday, the artist tries to give a poetical meaning to the stuff that surrounds us, inviting the viewer to relax and linger while visiting his shows.

Born in 1978, Middelrode, The Netherlands
Lives and works in Amsterdam