Monique Horstmann (1981) grew up in Italy and moved to the Netherlands to study at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. After that she also studied design at the Sandberg Institute. Her work consists of collages, sculptures and installations. She translates images from the current consumer society to objects that have their origin in the fashion and functional design. In this creative process, she creates a distance from the original indiscreet and explicit images by using hobby materials, craftsmanship and distinctive and bright colors. In a grotesque way, this creates a heightened, inflated reality in which she is trying to build tension between image and material. In this, presentation also plays an important role.

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