Teeth, bottles, pliers, plants. These objects are an inexhaustible
source of inspiration for my work.
My name is Merel Wendt (1999), an
illustrator and animator, studying at Art Academy
I often find myself playing with context.
By composing non-related
objects into a new order or setting, they start interacting in a
surrealistic, 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 and animations.
2020: Internship at Nino Paula Bulling, Berlin
2017-now: Illustration and Animation Design, Academy Minerva Groningen
2016-2017: Pre-course Art and Design, ArtEZ Zwolle
Exhibitions and projects:
2020 Like a Virgin, Galerie H200 Groningen
2019 Grafiek2019, Forma Aktua Groningen
- 2019 Illustratie57, Groningen (curation and organising seminars)
2019 Concerthuis Customized, Groningen
2019 Grafiek in de Kerk, Woltersum
2018 Cross Comix, Rotterdam (nominated for the student price)
2018 Spread Zinefest, Het Resort Groningen
2018 ARTistBOOK week, Groningen
2018 Allie van Altena Farewell Exhibition, Groningen
2018 Broken Words Festival, Groningen
Stichting Poëziepaleis, through AMP
FNV Groningen, through AMP
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, through AMP
UMCG, through AMP