Koosje Schmeddes (°1978, Haarlem, Netherlands) creates situations breaking the passivity of the spectator. Schmeddes uses coincidental and seemingly random situations or imagery, resulting in assemblages, sculptures, and works on paper.
Schmeddes’s works leave the viewer orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. Her works often deceive the viewer by creating confusion.
Her pieces of art reveal subtle details of odd, eccentric and humoristic elements. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, she wants the viewer to become part of the art as a kind of supplementary component. Art is entertainment: to be able to touch the work, as well as interact with the work is important.
Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. Koosje Schmeddes currently lives and works in Antwerp.