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Julie van Benthem



The Work of

Julie van Benthem

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Groningen
Netherlands
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Artist's Statement
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DIFFERENT, MACABRE, GROTESQUE, IRONIC, BIZARRE AND CHEERFUL. I'M DOING ARTISTIC RESEARCH IN TO THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF LIFE AND DEATH. WE ALL HAVE A BODY, BUT WHAT DO WE ACTUALLY KNOW ABOUT IT?

WE FIND BLOOD, BRAINS, PHYSICAL REMAINS AND FECES REPULSIVE. SKELETONS, SKULLS, BONES, DEFORMATIONS AND BODIES SCARE US AND GIVE AN UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING. IT INTRIGUES ME, I EVEN SEE A KIND OF BEAUTY IN THERE. I HAVE THE URGE TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT. IN MY WORK I TRY TO SHAPE THAT URGE. I'M INTRIGUED BY THE EMOTIONS I GET FROM THIS TOPIC AND THE THINGS I MAKE ARE A REFLECTION OF THAT.


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AMY SARKISIAN

 
DEAR BEETLE

Julie van Benthem DEAR BEETLE
DEAR BEETLE
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY: Animals
MEDIA: DEER SKULL AND DUNG-BEETLES
SIZE: 24,5 (H) CM X 16 (W) CM X 10,5 (D) CM.
YEAR: 2013
PRICE: $Contact me
www.julievanbenthem.nl
Ganesha a.k.a. DogoD

Julie van Benthem Ganesha a.k.a. DogoD
Ganesha a.k.a. DogoD
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY: Animals
MEDIA: labrador skull, plastic, metal
SIZE: 21 (h) cm x 15 (w) cm x 25 (d) cm.
YEAR: 2014
PRICE: $contact me
www.julievanbenthem.nl
Cristallum Cranium

Julie van Benthem Cristallum Cranium
Cristallum Cranium
CLASS: Mixed Media
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: Plaster, plastic, glass
SIZE: 15 (h) cm x 15 (w) cm x 23 (d) cm.
YEAR: 2014
PRICE: $ contact me
www.julievanbenthem.nl



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