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 offcuts from his own studio. These existing shapes appeal to him: instead of reshaping the material, he looks at its shapes as a given, to form a dialogue with forms from the public domain, to enrich his visual language, which becomes an amalgam of fragments form very different sources, both pre-existing and invented.
A newly cut shape creates rest material, which Burger then reuses and assembles within the same work. This residual flow iterates between form and action; 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.