Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
What is important now is to recover our sensesSusan Sontag
An important motive in Chapter 3HREE is the way in which architecture influences our state of mind and the ability of nature (both 'human nature' and what we call 'Mother Nature') to break through this. In Kraijer's drawings we see the connections between the human body and nature, our interconnectedness with the world around us.
Juul Kraijer (1970, the Netherlands) creates naturalistic and surrealistic images in which the human body seems to merge with other beings and natural phenomena. She works mainly with drawings and photography and exclusively with the female model as an archetype, intertwined with greater forces of nature. Kraijer's extremely fine drawings capture the interwovenness of the human body with its surroundings. Her human figures seem iconic, stripped of background, perspective, or clothing, captured in introspective, tranquil poses.
Realised with Stipendium for Established Artists of the Mondrian Fund