Gert Wessels


The design objects of Gert Wessels (NL, 1994) make us look differently at everyday objects. He was the first artist to solve one of mankind’s biggest problems: how to make a beautiful extension cord. His work explores the relationship between form and function in a process in which he allows himself to be led by chance. His typical forms are created in an ephemeral and reactive manner by cutting and sawing in polyurethane foam, after which he fixes the object in fibreglass and acrylic composite. Wessels has previously worked with artists such as Ben Becker and Jan Hoek. In this exhibition, he shows his freest work to date, and his objects become works of art.