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Portfolio: Marijn van der Leeuw

At the graduation show of the Royal Academy of Art at The Hague we saw the work of Marijn van der Leeuw. It was one of the better projects we saw that day. Her work tries to loosen up the fixed structures and fixates on what is coincidental. She reviews objects in their multitude and plays with their versatility. As she puts it: ‘A reminder that a rock can become incoherent sand and then a castle (and vice versa).’ Van der Leeuw takes explicit, structured or functional tools/objects from the scientific or educational field and tries to affix their meaning or nuance their predetermined duties. Her work consists of sculptures, photography and graphic design.