Bart Eysink Smeets
Bart Eysink Smeets (1988), currently living and working in The Netherlands, graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven, department ‘Man and Living’ in 2012.
After that, he commenced his artistic career as a sculptor. He looks at the world in an objective, naive manner, and turns his observations into sculptures. The artist once said: “I never actually create something new; I only try to make the viewer see what is already in front of them”. In a humorous way, Eysink Smeets disrupts the world around him, without adding anything to it. He tries to find new ways to show the usual, elevate the everyday or normal to something special, surprising and emotional.
HaHaHaAn exhibition about humour in art 13 Sep - 24 Oct 2020Since Dada, humor has gained a permanent place in art. Before that, there were already numerous artists who made absurd, funny and parodying works, of which Jeroen Bosch, Arcimboldo, and Marcel Duchamp are good examples. Contemporary artists Bart Eysink Smeets, Eka Acosta and the fairly recent graduates Leonie Schneider and...