Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Jochem Rotteveel.
Lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
How do you describe your own art practice?
Chaotic, non-linear, intuitive, yet more focused now than ever. Also, both exhausting and extremely energetic at the same time.
What was your first experience with art?
Sitting in a bar in The Hague where a friend of my parents held an exhibition. I was 8, sat at a table, drawing. My parents bought a work off their friend.
What is your greatest source of inspiration?
The material. Whether it is tape, plastics, paper or any kind of material. You take the material and go from there.
What do you need in order to create your work?
Other people’s art. And critical feedback and sometimes a bit acknowledgement.
What are you working on at the moment?
My current research focuses on creases, folds, and testing the margins of the carrier.
What work or artist has most recently surprised you?
Steffen Vogelenzang creates extremely fresh and vibrant work. His images are both clear and puzzling, mixing traditional disciplines like oil with digital imagery. I keep wondering, what do I see? Yet I understand the world the images originate from.