Bottles, teeth, jerrycans, glass. Objects and materials are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for my work.
My name is Merel Wendt (1999), an
illustrator, screen printer and lithographer currently based in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Objects almost always function as the characters in my illustrations. They have the ability to come to life. As a maker, I try to visualise my fascination for their form by bending and manipulating their properties, such as shape, color and size. I stretch them, blow them up and exaggerate them.
In this way I hope to reacquaint the viewer with these familiar objects.
In 2021, I graduated with the project PFAND, a project about the Berliner Pfandsammler*innen and their bottle collection.
Read more about the project here.
2017-2021 BA Illustration and Animation Design,
Academy Minerva Groningen, Cum Laude
2018 Allie van Altena Farewell Exhibition, Groningen
Currently: Art workshop teacher at de Vrolijkheid in asylum center Ter Apel
2022 Art workshop teacher at De Vrolijkheid, asylum center Burgum
2022 “Prints of collections, researching objects and lithography in the public domain.” Academy Minerva Projectweek 2022 “Prints of collections, collections of prints” Exploring objects and still-lives through polyesterplate- lithography, Academy Minerva Projectweek
2022 “Screen printing using paper stencils”, Student Hotel Groningen, Festival der Aa, ExpOOST