Teeth, bottles, pliers, plants. These objects are an inexhaustible
source of inspiration for my work. My name is Merel Wendt (1999), an
illustrator and printmaker currently based in Groningen, the Netherlands. I share a screen print studio with the four other members of Purple Carrot Collective.
I often find myself playing with context.
By composing non-related
objects into a new order or setting, they start interacting in a
surreal, strange way. They have the ability to come to life, and by testing the boundaries
of their shapes, colors and textures, I’m constantly reshaping them
into new characters for my analogue illustrations, lithographs and screen prints.
I recently 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