Discipline: Visual Art – installation

Iede Reckman

Discipline: Visual Art – installation
Region: Leiden, The Netherlands
MacDowell fellowships: Summer 2014

Iede Reckman compares the making of a sculpture with natural phenomena. He sees nature as an optimum balance between random and calculated influences. In his work he tries to find a similar balance. By repetition of shape and action Reckman focuses on processes that become part of creating and defining the artwork: the process of developing and making as well as the process of observing. Within these processes he questions where the artwork exists. In the attempt to hold the transition between idea and material connected, the logic of ordinary dimensions is stretched to a level of integrated physical and mental realms.

The stacks and constructions in Reckman’s work occupy space but at the same time they define new spaces. Not only do they structure their own position in space, they also structure the position and the view of the observer.

Reckman graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, with a specialization in sculpture in 2003. In 2013 he graduated with an M.Litt. degree from the Glasgow School of Art. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has participated in residencies at Meetfactory in Prague, Bemis in the U.S., Gyeonggi Creation Center in Korea, Market Gallery and the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Scotland. In 2003 he co-founded the artist-run-space Billytown in The Hague.