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Final report

From a personal need to come to terms with the most violent period of the last century: the Holocaust, Maarten has studied and needed to acquire many visual languages. Because, how one packs that horror? His method of giving atrocity another face by using computer generated kaleidoscopic images, beauty and aesthetics, is brave. This ambivalence, both perverse and sublime, has produced relevant images which did not exist before.

In Maarten’s art, in the end the theme is not the Holocaust, but ultimately the incompatibility of horror and aesthetics.

We are very pleased with this unexpected awareness and the found visual language.


Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, 11.07.2010


Ken Zeph

Pieter Kusters

Manel Esparbé i Gasca