Leidschendam, The Netherlands, 1976
|Obra en Madrid Abierto|
Arnoud Schuurman’s attempt to incorporate art in public space drives him to seek boundaries of experimental possibilities.
‘I look constantly to renew a synergy of media and techniques. By this I get ideas that evolves into something refreshing. To visualize something immaterial such as time and space, light and darkness in an object or entity on itself, is for me the ultimate goal.
Mostly I look to plan my ideas for an application in public space. I find this aspect of our surrounding environment exciting, there evolves for a public art project the possibility to come in touch with a public that is not necessarily out for being confronted with an artwork. I would like my installations to spin off a dialogue with the surrounding environment and architecture. Herein the work generates in its presence with existing surroundings a confronting imaginative force and is contact with public spontaneously and inevitable.
He lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has exhibited and worked on various public art projects in The Netherlands and various other countries. Amongst them are: Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Cyprus, Belgium, Serbia and Montenegro.