Sculpture and installation

 

Sculpture and installation

 

Vuilnisbakken (Dustbins), 1995

Vuilnisbakken (Dustbins), 1995
installation with zinc dustbins, gold leaf, varnish, concrete
14 pieces, 65 x Ø 35 cm each

Other works

 

My God, 2004

My God, 2004
colour inkjet, gold leaf, varnish, paper, dibond
109 x 167 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

My God, 2004
study – colour inkjet, gold leaf, varnish, paper, dibond
20,6 x 31,5 cm

Note / Carravaggio’s famous painting Sepulture of Santa Lucia, which hangs in the Regional Museum of Palazzo Bellomo in Syracuse, prompted Dumas and Van Warmerdam to make works on the legend of the martyr Santa Lucia. My God is one of the works Van Warmerdam made for their duo exhibition Con vista al celestiale in Syracuse. She thought that Lucia’s calling to God and God’s calling to Lucia could best be expressed with the aid of a Jacob’s ladder. MvW: ‘A Jacob’s ladder descends from heaven and God calls: “Luciaaaaa!” I placed her name in gold letters upside-down on the photo, in other words as seen through the eyes of God.’ The idea came to Van Warmerdam while she was studying seventeenth-century paintings.

Hidden works

 

Vapour on page, 2006

Vapour on page, 2006
mother-of-pearl varnish, screen print on paper
27 x 21,7 cm
edition 2.000
publisher: Fruitmarket, Edinburgh / Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Note / After Stirring in the distance, Take a long break I and II, Take a break and Take a break II Van Warmerdam presents the spotted cup and saucer once again in the First drop catalogue. The cup has vapour, this time added in a separate print run.

Hidden works

 

Lucky you!, 1998

Lucky you!, 1998
offset on carton, varnish, paint
10 x 15 cm
edition 500
publisher: Malmö Konsthall

Note / Van Warmerdam was asked permission for a postcard of her work to be made for the museum shop of the Malmö Konsthall. She gave it, but she also wanted to make a new work in the form of a card. That became Lucky you!, a scratch card under which she drew a yellow sun, referring indirectly to both Bera Nordal’s new position and the appointment of Sune Nordgren in Baltic, Gateshead.