bio

Amsterdam

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1987

Lives and works in Amsterdam

Throughout a sculptural practice, Tim Mathijsen investigates how what we understand manifests and transforms itself, and turns into meaning, knowledge and stories. A major part of his practice therefore is dominated by the use of plaster, a highly moldable and adaptable material that Mathijsen utilizes both for its ability to hold any solid shape over time and as an agent that allows him to borrow, copy and repurpose existing designs in order to further draw out the notion that shapes, facts and fiction are ever transferable and subject to transformation. Often elements of existing architecture and interior design appear in his work. by reissuing their historical context, Mathijsen gives these elements and objects new lives within an entirely different context.

Recently, Mathijsen continued to delve into the nature of transferability and the frail relationship between hard fact and soft notion by a series of diverse practices, such as retracing the body of work of his grandfather, who was an illustrator for Dutch magazines, repurposing frames reminiscent of Marcel Breuer’s Cantilever chairs, molding a reproducible corner shape made of plaster over and over bringing into questions when and where forms are actually manifested, and by engaging in an intricate proces of fresco-like image transfers in plaster held together by towels. 

Featured artworks & exhibitions

talm, tarry, e a o zaudern

2022

solo exhibition
WIELS Project Room
Brussels

Zitplastiek voor herinnering

2021

public sculpture
Amsterdamse Bos
Amsterdam

M. van Leeuwen

2019

public sculpture
atrium
Zwolle

Sleep Walker

2017

group exhibition
Museum Voorlinden
Wassenaar

artworks

Bird's Birds
2023
plaster, steel frame, chrome paint, glass, fiberglass, polyurethane, wine glasses, mirroring liquid
80 x 65 x 120 cm
Doves
2021
plaster, textiles, aluminum, pigments, graphite
57 x 45 cm
Graphite Egg
2022
graphite powder, claypowder, cardboard
dimensions variable
T.M. / T.M. (Boats)
2023
Etchings, steel, magnets, glass, paint
40 x 44 cm
Untitled (Conversation)
2023
Handkerchief, plaster, fiberglass, graphite, aquarelle
15 x 45 cm
Untitled (Portraits)
2023
Handkerchief, plaster, fiberglass, graphite, aquarelle
15 x 45 cm
Untitled (Portrait)
2023
Handkerchief, plaster, fiberglass, graphite, aquarelle
15 x 45 cm
Flower tile (black)
2022
Bath-towel, plaster, fiberglass, pigment, graphite, charcoal
60 x 55 cm
Untitled (9 forms)
2023
plaster, fabric, fiberglass, aluminium
180 x 60 x 20 cm

gallery exhibitions & fairs

ART ROTTERDAM 2024
ART ROTTERDAM 2024
January 31, 2024
February 4, 2024
KABINETT
KABINETT
Lee Bontecou, Hans Hoekstra, Joost Krijnen, Rob Renoult, Charlott Weise, Rebekka von Zimmermann
August 18, 2023
September 2, 2023
VOYAGE
VOYAGE
Tim Mathijsen & Kristoffer Zeiner
July 8, 2023
August 12, 2023