I use collage and assemblage techniques to investigate how information used through and by different media can be manipulated. My work combines basic formal principles—i.e. framing, form vs. rest-form, rhythm and order—with associations related to the materials, ‘real’ objects and connecting materials I use. Thus, my work can be seen as image-constructions or tools, made with every-day materials, which can be used to question how today’s news media and social media provide information. The use of different media, like 3D, 2D, photography, video and sound, in an exhibition/installation reflects the experience of the viewer in a media landscape that is resonant with information delivery strategies but leaves the truth of events that much more diffuse and inaccessible.
Maurice Thomassen works and lives in Jersey City, NJ, and Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He received his MFA at The Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. He has participated in museum and gallery exhibitions through Europe. Among them are Soakers at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam and IKOB-Museum fuer Zeitgenossische Kunst in Eupen, Belgium. He has curated several group shows in The Netherlands, and he was commissioned to create a large-scale series of paintings for the The Klokgebouw, a former Phillips factory in Eindhoven,NL. His work is part of many corporate, museum, and private collections in Europe and the US.
View more of his work at : www.mauricethomassen.com