Thinking Forest

Making sculptures with found materials with specific shapes, and assembles this with shapes that are based on his drawings.
Gerbrand Burger often works with found material.
He uses left-over materials from furniture and design companies that CNC mill and laser cut, as well as from his own studio. 

Besides the sustainable aspect of the reuse of material, it is also the existing shapes that appeal to Burger.

Instead of re-shaping the material, he looks at their shapes as a given, as a method of establishing a dialogue between his own visual language and that of the public / found domain.  


The newly formed cut out creates rest material, which Burger then reuses and assembles within the same work. This residual flow is a dialogue between form and action, and allows him to save ecologically on materials.

By tracing parts of these leftovers onto the material to be sawn out, and by combining different types of leftover material in this way in a contour, a new, spontaneous form emerges that is unique, but also an inimitable echo of earlier forms.

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