Natasja van der Meer (1969), born in Amsterdam and currently living and working in The Netherlands, studied sculptural art at the Nieuwe Akademie in Utrecht.
In her work, which consists mainly of sculptures, Van der Meer regularly incorporates existing objects to create iconic images with a sense of humour. In order to express her ideas, the artist works with scale: Van der Meer’s sculptures are often a scaled version of existing, smaller objects. The adjustment of the size of these objects often evokes a sense of alienation and confusion. The artist started to use beads as three dimensional pixels to create hanging sculptures. With admirable precision she puts all elements together to create a clear recognisable image. Keywords are simplicity and clarity, and no unnecessary details are added to the artwork. This simplicity and unambiguous expression make the works of Van der Meer not only accessible, but contribute to the experience of aesthetic enjoyment of her art.
Her work has been shown at multiple exhibitions, for example at Gemeentemuseum The Hague and Singer Museum in Laren, and is included in several collections such as the Heineken Collection Foundation and Collection De Heus.