Martens & Visser
Michiel Martens and Jetske Visser are an artist duo, both alumni Design Academy Eindhoven. Central to Martens & Visser’s work are the themes of movement and transformation inspired by nature, thereby sharing the thought of things being dynamic rather than static. From this perspective, they create immersive installations, objects of wonder and interior pieces. Their work is a cross-over between the analogue and the digital, balancing between art, design and technology.
Particular to their way of working, they combine Martens’ craftsmanship and boyhood-like re-imagination of the existing and Visser’s delicate experimental use of material.
“If you look at our surrounding you see almost everything is static. If you look at nature instead you see everything is moving, a constant transition, evolution. We foresee a future in which everything is moving, fluid, interactive matter, a living environment.”
Studio Martens & Visser, both Design Academy Eindhoven alumni, take commissions, work on self-initiated projects and have worked with numerous Dutch and international companies, academies, design studios, private collectors and exhibition spaces, ranging from CitizenM, Dutch Invertuals, Rossana Orlandi, Forbo, Luxaflex, Rijksmuseum Twente, DordtYart, NEMO Science Museum, MU Artspace to Gemeente Museum The Hague and from the Van Abbe Museum to Nanjing University.