Maureen Bachaus

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‘Under the Surface’

Christina de Vos and Maureen Bachaus

Maureen Bachaus

some of the works of the exhibition in O-68 in 2013


Biography Maureen Bachaus

Works in various techniques

The work of Maureen Bachaus consists of assemblages, photoprints, installations and video-art. All the works are actually ‘portraits’ of people, in which their feelings and thoughts have been a focal point.

Limitation of freedom

An (often enlarged) photoprint often acts as a background, with assembled elements which suggest a portion of the underlying story. A frequently used material is rope, sometimes pierced rawly through the image. This rope, sometimes in a knot, sometimes with hanging parts, symbolizes the limitation or even captivity but also the freedom experienced by certain thoughts and feelings.

The human psyche

Another essential aspect of Maureen Bachaus’ work is the human psyche, the freedom of expression, the human identity. Intense conversations with people become increasingly important as an input for her work, and have led to the ‘Identification project’ on which Bachaus currently works. Core questions of the ‘Identification project’ are: who are you, and how did you become the person that you are? Is your identity your own free choice or is this determined by your genes, your country, your religion, your family, or your government? The identification project consists of photo-assemblages, installations and video-art projects.

CV Maureen Bachaus

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