About the artist - en Welcome to the International Art Exhibition Working theme 2022: Light, transparent, reflection, colour Friday 24th June - Sunday 25th Sep. 2022; Fri., Sat., Sun. & Public holidays 13:00 - 20:00
Martha Veldthuis creates the ceramic human figures by hand from coloured clay, - clay with oxides. They are fired in an electric kiln at approximately 1100oC. Thereafter, the sculptures hardly need any further processing.
Sculptures that are combined with other materials such as bronze or wood, are assembled with mortise and tenon joints or glue and coloured.
Some of her works are casted in bronze.
It is not the contrast between the male and female, but the combination of these qualities in every human being that intrigues Martha Veldthuis.
Visual artwork is essentially communication between artists and viewers.
Martha Veldthuis is much more fascinated by the emotional and behavioural aspects of communication than the passing of information or content.
Martha Veldthuis tries to express in her art the transfer of feelings such as aggression, joy, shyness, fear, loneliness, arrogance, etc. to the viewer.