Interdisciplinary artist Suzanne Jongmans' Renaissance outfits carry more weight with them than one would anticipate. The creative releases two series — 'Mind Over Matter' and 'Kindred Spirits,' that showcase an intricate technique and an imaginative way of highlighting contemporary ecological worries.
While Suzanne Jongmans' Renaissance outfits are inspired by the culturally robust period of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, the artist is able to reframe the inspiration in contemporary contexts. Paying homage to the style of great painters like Jan Van Eyck, Suzanne Jongman accents her Renaissance outfits with packaging materials like plastic, styrofoam and bubble wrap. Not only does the texture contrast the romantic qualities of the revival, but it also brings the audience's attention to the problematic use of such materials in the first place.
Suzanne Jongmans Creatively Highlights Ecological Issues
Kalina Ned — November 14, 2018 — Eco
References: suzannejongmans.nl & hypebeast