Here now is a wonderful collection of kaleidoscopic installations by visual artist Suzan Drummen of the Netherlands. With the use of a simple floor and a diverse array of beads, stones and more, Drummen takes the otherwise ordinary and routine and turns it into something resplendent and gorgeous. The artist has pursued this series of work with an aim to explore just what it is about art that at once makes people at once draw closer and recoil. It can even be rather interactive.
Throughout these installations based upon patterned textile, we see both a clear and orderly depiction from afar that remains bright and vibrant. It is only upon closer inspection that one can see how jarring and confronting to the eyes the work can be. This was clearly her intention.
In her own words: “From a distance they appear clear and orderly, yet upon closer inspection, the eyes become disoriented by the many details and visual stimuli. That moment of being able to take it all in or not is explored time and time again.” These colossal creations are also a testament to her patience and attention to detail, which we greatly admire and respect.