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"Housemorphings",

Sculpture 2013- present day

Plastic, metal, antique lamp, wood

35x170 cm

 

Sculptures, research on typology of merging house forms Morphing houses, a continuous process of adaptation and a striving for new balance.

When morphing an image it gradually changes into another image or a shape.

A slow metamorphosis is happening. Jonas' houses are forming an integration of new entities by removing the function from one or more houses and by using the base housing to change the aspect into a new form. The end result is a morph. The 'house' in itself is a reflection of an identity, which is accompanied by an inner experience, excitement and growth.

By input from everyday society, we are subject to change. This change regenerates an adaptation and evolution that is poetically exposed by Jonas. We question our identity. Who are we really? Clear answers do not exist. We are in continuous evolution. That's the fascinatie point in Jonas' cottages.

You feel they are alive, you recognize the morphs as if they were soulmates in our struggle for life.

They therefore offer some recomfort. Housemorphings form a new entity that looks like a proliferation of bumps and disjointed windows and doors.

 

However, if we look carefully, we see how a wealth of neatly arranged and carefully organized lines and angles converge into a new equilibrium.

 

 

Ria Martens (art collector/art advisor)

Housemorphin, unidentical twin, 2016 in a private collection