How do we relate to the objects around us?
Oftentimes, this question functions as a starting point for Robin de Vogel’s work. Intrigued by the object’s ability to narrate elements of our personal lives, she looks for the moment in which we decide to attach ourselves to an object.
Zooming in on fragments allows her to excavate personal fascinations and simultaneously reflect on society on a larger scale. The applied transformation of material is used to dig into the various layers of meaning, uncovering a very private and intimate connection with the object.
Whether it is a worn out sexdoll, a dusty floor mat, a broken tile, a disregarded trash bin or a souvenir; Robin tries to find the point at which an object is no longer anonymous, ultimately leaving the viewers to question their own roles as owners of objects.
Robin de Vogel was born in The Netherlands and raised in Aruba.
She is currently living and working in Amsterdam.