Tamara Dees

1971, born in Terneuzen. She studied sculpture at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design and Visual Arts at the Post Sint Joost Academy in Breda. The work of Tamara Dees is about experiencing and investigating what it is like to be small in a big world – often the world of shipping. In recent years she has repeatedly investigated the actual size of ships, as well as the actual size of various ‘big’ works of art. Although ships are a recurrent feature of her work, she is more interested in what happens alongside the nautical world. How big are ships, actually, and what happens if you use them for a quite unintended purpose? Turned upside down, or broken, they become something very different.

Flotilla, Multiple series

Detail Dutch Botters (home before the storm)

Ost

Flotilla, during Rotterdam Contemporary 2017

Monument 2

Momentum II, carpaint, glass, frames, 2.75 x 1.80 x 0.05 m