Artist in Residence n.10

Brass is one of our favourite materials here at The Loft and we’ve been captivated by Bregje’s work since the beginning. So we invited her over to the Vaudeville Theatre where she brought her golden bugs and some sketches for her continuing Faceless Project.

Welcome to The Loft, please introduce yourself.
Bregje Sliepenbeek, 28, Amsterdam.


What materials do you usually work with and what did you bring today?
I graduated at the jewellery department at the Rietveld. I never made a piece of jewellery but I do like to work with metal, mostly brass. I like its solid character and its shininess. This shininess gives it an extra layer since light will always reflect different on it. For today I brought pins and thin sheets of brass.


Which artist or designer is a source of inspiration for you?
If I had to choose one I would go for Martin Margiela. I’m not a big fan of the clothing itself but I love how they created their way of working and the whole atmosphere around their brand. Experimental, conceptual and super recognisable; it’s so clever how they raise questions by using existing things in a new context.


If you could invent a name for an art movement you belong to, what would it be?

I don’t think I belong to anything yet. But in the future I hope to be part of an movement that is a bit of everything. Music, art, fashion, interior. And it shouldn’t be pretentious!


What kind of work do you usually make and how was it different today?
I work on two projects now. The Insect Project -hand made brass insects- and The faceless Project, found images combined with metal. Today I worked on a new Faceless collage. I really want to make a new serie and exhibit it somewhere.


What will you tell your friends about The Loft?
That they should work hard and earn a lot of money so that one day they can afford a house like the Loft.

See more of Bregje’s beautiful work right here.

Pictures by Myscha Oréo.