Bottles, teeth, pliers, glass. Objects and materials 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.
Objects almost always function as the characters in my illustrations. They have the ability to come to life. As a maker I try to visualize my fascination for their form by bending and manipulating their properties, such as shape, color and size. In this way I hope to reacquaint the viewer with these familiar objects.
Last year, 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 AZC Ter Apel and 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”, CBS de Parel Muntendam, Student Hotel Groningen, Festival der Aa, ISK Groningen, ExpOOST 2022 “Bookbinding and journaling” Cultuurmarathon Montessori Lyceum, Groningen