Dutch Artist Creates Astounding Kaleidoscope Art

Dutch artist Suzan Drummen wants you to take a closer look at her art. Her mesmerizing work involves placing thousands of visually stimulating objects, like gems and metal, in elaborate designs on floors and walls. Check out samples of Drummen’s work below, as well as more information about her unique artistic process.

Drummen doesn’t ever plan her designs until she sees the space.
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“I never have a plan. The specific site guides me,” she said in an interview with Inebriation.
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She even uses people in some of her installations to create an even more surreal effect.
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They clearly have a great time helping out.
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The objects on the wall are mounted, but everything on the ground isn’t anchored down in any way.
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Her work draws attention to beautiful, old buildings that might go unnoticed otherwise.
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“I check the light, the route of the visitors, the colours, the height etc, on spot. The whole atmosphere actually guides me. Every space requires something else and the installation grows slowly.”
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She uses an array of colors and reflective surfaces to present her audience with an overwhelming amount of visual stimulation.
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Putting people in the photographs gives you an idea of just how big her pieces can get.
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“From a distance they appear clear and orderly, yet upon closer inspection, the eyes become disoriented by the many details and visual stimuli. That moment, of being able to take it all in or not, is explored, time and time again. The visual perception is challenged, requisitioned and intensified.”
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Her website describes her work as “a playful investigation of space, illusion, optical effects and other visual phenomena as part of a broad exploration of visual perception and the limits of beauty.”
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