Boris de Beijer
Boris de Beijer graduated as a jewellery designer from Rietveld Academie in 2011. Since his graduation he has developed his practice in a multidisciplinary direction, without being held back by the framework of any specific discipline.
Instead, he manoeuvres freely in between, whereby his work sometimes tends towards sculpture, sometimes towards applied design. In his work he often questions the existing hierarchical structures that exist within the context of various autonomous and applied art disciplines.
In Boris’ work, form and function has an ambivalent status. It emerges from a ritualistic working method, in which he both uses and abuses the traditional and artisan aspects of his trade, and applies them where one would not expect it.
Boris almost exclusively works in synthetic and non-traditional materials. Comparable to the peculiar processes of the ancient alchemic, he transforms relatively cheap and common resources into new materials that strongly evoke higher-valued materials. This process adds to the futuristic and often occult appearance of the objects and artefacts that emerge out of this process.
His work has been on display in both national and international galleries and cultural institutions and is included in various national museum collections such as those of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Coda Museum.