“The world is full of eye-catching things that nobody sees”

Elleke Frijters is a young Belgian sculptress. Her work is based on observations in everyday life. She has a kind of ‘visual radar’ which she uses to look at her surroundings and is triggered by interesting things. They are often very subtle or even common objects that most people do not pay attention to. Those interesting objects, materials and patterns become a kind of “fascination” for her. She uses the sculptural qualities that many things around us have. She extracts them from their function, context and environment. Then they are deformed and altered and often she plays with scale, texture or color. These lead to sculptures with a meaning that is not easy to read. The spectator has to search for a meaning within himself. The sculptures are on the line between abstract an figurative, sculptures that exude both alienation and recognition.