Christiaan Lieverse
 

Utrecht (1971), Nederland.
Lives and works in Eindhoven

 


 

Work
 

My work is about the world today. Identity and diversity in a globalizing world; cultural identity and migration;
social identity in a virtual environment; bioethics; the malleability of society – these are the themes I explore in my projects.
During this exploration, I reflect on arguments and decisions made, and I aspire after a reflection on morality, to offer people a new perspective.
This should be seen as an invitation to move from indifference – a carapace serving as emotional self-protection – to empathy.

 


 

Materials
 

My work calls on me to use various materials, such as asphalt, cowhide, carpets and curtain fabric.
These surfaces are given a new meaning by the projects, thus becoming part of their stories.
The markings of cowhide, for example, may transform into pigmentation on the skin, while carpet patterns may become facial tattoos.

 


 

Projects

 

Hybrids

To what extent is perfection an intrinsic quality of beauty?
The Hybrids project allows you to experience what perfection does to the way we interpret beauty and empathize with the other.
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Intertwined

What will happen if we allow ourselves to be curious about the someone else’s story?
The Intertwined project reflects on the cultural intertwinement of society from the view that diversity can actually be synergetic. 

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Reflections

What do you see if you look through the eyes of someone caught up in self-reflection?
The Reflections project alludes to our relationship with reality.
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Transition

How do we relate to our changing environments?
The Transition project shows that culture, economy and religion are dynamic factors.
In addition, it demonstrates the fact that new environments are being created to meet our current needs, both physical and virtual.

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Wallflowers

What is the importance of having an identity, freedom of choice, and personal liberty?
The Wallflower project aims to answer this question by capturing the inner world in relation to the external world.
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Shows
 

2016/

Art Miami Beach - Contxt Miami
Artfair Cologne
Contemporary Istanbul
Art Miami - New York
Art Hamptons
Art Karlsruhe

 

2015/

Art Karlsruhe
Contemporary Istanbul

 

2014/

Art Karlsruhe
Scope New York
Art India
Art Chicago
Contemporary Istanbul

 

2013/

Contemporary Istanbul
Dutch Design week, groupshow

 

2012/

Mark Peet Visser Gallery, solo
Realisme, Amsterdam, Netherlands
LA Artshow, Los Angeles, USA
Art Wynwood, Miami, USA
SF Fine art, San Francisco, USA
Art London, London
Context Art Miami

 

2011/

TIAF Art Toronto. Toronto, Canada
Art London. London, UK
Art Chicago. Chicago, USA

Glasgow Art Fair. Glasgow, Scotland
IFAE Palm Beach. Miami, Florida, USA
London Art Fair. London, UK
IFAE Miami, Florida, USA