series of 25 unique works
21,5 x 15 x 8 cm
cardboard, pigments, oil paint, resin
Machteld Rullens (1988) lives and works in The Hague. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. In 2019, Rullens received the Royal Award for Modern Painting. Rullens works with sculptural elements that have a strong link with painting but are rarely applied with a brush. Rullens started painting on cardboard boxes when she ordered art supplies for the studio and noticed that the boxes could be tackled in a far more aggressive and impulse way than, for example, a blank canvas. She shapes, paints, and rearranges the cardboard boxes, relating them to elements of play, composition, and architecture.