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Badriah Suzanna Hamelink Den Haag

Stone has a rigid timelessness, which in turn is overridden by the artist as she presents stone sculptures that look almost malleable, or scarily fragile. This could be a perfect referencing point for her position in contemporary art as her sculptures falsely seem easy to produce. The tension of an almost disposable quality next to the eternal aura of stone as a material represents a beautiful diachronistic overlap. Contemporary art is riddled with cheap, disposable, artificial materials that can be aptly criticised when we look at Hamelink’s sculptures.