Rune Tuerlinckx

resident Bosacademie

Rune Tuerlinckx is an artist and part of the art collective FAAR. He will create new work during his residency in Het Bos in July.

We asked Rune some questions:

Tell us about your favourite medium.

Mostly I make sculptures or installations. It comes most naturally to me. I feel that the dialogue I like to have with material is most complete when I can walk around or about what I’m working with. There is pleasure in touch, weight, texture, being able to shift perspective endlessly. Relating to a physical presence. I am obsessed with matter and space.

Where do you find inspiration?

Everywhere,when the conditions are right.

When is your favourite time of day to create?

When I feel I have the time. Mostly this is in the morning.

What's the purpose or goal of your work?

(re)creation. Movement, exploration and the proposition of current insights gained from drifting.

How do you manage a work-life balance as an artist?

Work in progress.(Ongoing assessment.)

Describe your ideal working environment.

I haven’t figured this out yet. It is clear that it helps when I feel comfortable in an atmosphere. This can be a landscape, an architecture, an interior or a group of people. Environments are very central in my work.

Why do you want to make art?

art makes me. I try to be amenable.

Do your other interests influence your art?

‘art’ is a word I rarely use. To me it is not something interesting in itself. Art is a word I would simply use to refer to the sum of my interests. It is very much shaped by the elementary interest it is composed of.

What does your work aim to say

My work says as little as possible. It aims to simply be. Being raises questions. Through not narrowly articulating these questions, I believe they present themselves much more profoundly. They bypass the prejudices that keep our thoughts from roaming freely, and meet the raw ends of our sensory system.

The openness that I endeavour to maintain in a work, leaves space, it is there (or rather isn’t) to invite wonder. There is always projection, when looking at anything. When looking at something that has an openness, it can function more as a mirror, saying just as much about itself as about the world you see in it, since you are the world. By presenting something that is not one-dimensionally determined, the work is more humble and welcoming toward new perspectives. When an object has this ability, I think you can truly call it a work.

How does your work comment on current social or political issues?

By being Art is a reflection on being. This also means being, living within cultural surroundings. This naturally challenges the status quo.