Afraid of the Light – Hiding from the Light - Wool felt, steel wires, 80x50x95 cm
Corals in the sea are disappearing due to rising water temperatures.
The pink wool felt will slowly fade due to the UV of sunlight.
These works are part of the solo exhibition 'Collateral Damage' in Gallery Untitled Rotterdam,
from October 13, 2023 to January 7, 2024
For Sea III - The sea offers people on the run the opportunity to cross borders unnoticed on the way to a new future. At the same time, there are many dangers lurking in the sea that must be faced along the way. The risk of not reaching the other side is very high. Nature is protective and dangerous and its beauty always impressive.
wool felt on wooden panel, 94 x 117 cm, 2023
This work is part of the solo exhibition 'Collateral Damage' in Gallery Untitled Rotterdam from October 13, 2023 to January 7, 2024
Mountains II - The landscape, the mountains, offer people on the run the opportunity to cross unseen borders on their way to a new future. At the same time, many dangers lurk in the immense mountains that must be faced along the way. Nature protects and is dangerous and its beauty is always immense impressive.
Wool Felt, 180 x 122 cm, 2023
For Rest - Fro Rest is a series of artworks that investigates the (mental) space that arises between layers of felt, between foreground and background, between open and closed images, between form and residual form. This research focuses on the questions of how people relate to nature and what determines their choice to go and stay somewhere? Does nature protect or threaten us? Do we run away from nature or do we embrace it?
This artwork is made of wool felt, sewn together in monochromatic layers.
Dimensions: 128 x 55 cm
Material: 100% wool felt
The Forest - "The Forest" was created as part of the project related to people on the run from Dunkirk (FR) to England. It is a large wool felt carpet, monochromatic blue.
The artwork consists of sewn layers, size 120 x 130 cm. It is a concentrated and complex work that examines the human dramas unfolding for more than ten years around the borders of Europe, our bastion of prosperity and nationalism.
No One Is Illegal - S.M.A.K (Stedelijk Museum Aktuele Kunst) Gent BE, 6 June - 9 July 2022
Driessens and van den Baar have presented the first life size tent installation to translocate the world of refugees in the forests of Duinkerke (FR) in to the art world. “No One Is Illegal” is an installation inspired by the terrible housing situation of refugees on their way to reach England. A group of Belgium volunteers, guided by Saar Depuydt, support these people with food, clothing, tents and sleeping bags, to provide the basic necessities of life.
Driessens and van den Baar have developed a growing collection of small wool felt art works, “Duinkerke”, to be sold. 50% Of the price, each €350,- is transferred to Saar, to support her work for the refugees
S.M.A.K Gent invited the artists to install "No One Is Illegal" and to organise a workshop with volunteers (with textile skills) from Gent to help producing a collection of 80 Duinkerke works. The studio has been transferred to the museum for three weeks, in which vistors of the museum were allowed to join the making of of the new collection and reserve an artwork before the opening of the show in Hall 1. 62 Duinkerke works have been sold during the show.
Duinkerke Collection / No One Is Illegal: see www.wandschappen.nl
Wool Felt, installation, 400 x 600 x 300 cm, 2022
Wool Felt, 80 works on the wall, 42 x 30 cm, 2022
Multiple Choice - Multiple Choice – Sculpture of knitted cotton and epoxy resin, 153 x 125 x 17 cm. 2020
Presented for the first time at “It’s no rocket science” the solo show of Driessens en van den Baar at Gallery Untitled. The work is one of the five new textile sculptures developed during the first Covid 19 lockdown months (March – June 2020). The sculptures are the outcome of the research of the figures and statistics about Covid 19 published in national papers. “Multiple Choice” includes the R factor as a spatial system and shows the horrible beauty of a perfect infection rate 2.
Two is Tree - Sculpture of wool felt, 250 x 250 x 220 cm. Presented for the first time at "It's no rocket science" the solo show of Driessens and van den Baar at Gallery Untitled. The work is one of the five new textile sculptures developed during the first Covid 19 lockdown months (March - June 2020). The sculptures are the outcome of the research of the figures and statistics about Covid 19 published in national papers. "Two is Tree" includes the R factor as a spatial system the beauty of a perfect infection rate 2.
Nieuw Nederlands Perspectief - The New Dutch Flag, to make black people a real part of our identity.
"Black Lives Matter"
Size: 55 x 80 x 1,5 cm.
Collectie Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken NL, 2021
July 7th 2020
Can be ordered as a real flag, size 100 x 60 cm
Icarus - From the Corona Series 2020.
In this series of art works, images are distilled from the large amounts of graphs and numbers about the Covid 19 crisis that come to us every day. The aesthetics of the gruesome numbers, related to our youthful enthusiasm for
the great charts in De Grote Bosatlas demand their own meaning.
Size: 70 x 90 x 6 cm.
First time presented in the show “Figures and More” during South Explorer 19, 20 and 21 june 2020