Folkert De Jong


Dutch Artist Folkert De Jong creates life size plus figurative sculptures out of styro and polyurethane foams. These sculptures possess a deviant mentality offering the viewer both humor and horror. De Jong’s narrative objects and scenes reference social boundaries and investigate elements of humanity in a modern world. The artist attended the Academy for Visual Arts and a two year residency Rijksacademy for Visual Arts, Amsterdam. In 2003 De Jong was a finalist for the Prix de Rome, and exhibited at the Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (2005), as a result of his winning the KDR KunstRAI prize (2004). Recent exhibitions have included and Peres Projects and Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles (2005), and the artists first UK exhibition with Chisenhale Gallery (2005).