Small curved felt wallobject

The artist working in Studio KIKO is Kitty Korver. She was born in 1969 in De Bilt, The Netherlands and since 2005 living in Nagele (province Flevoland). Her training in the art includes, among others, a stay at the Vrije Academie in The Hague.

Since 2010 Kitty Korver makes concave felt wallobjects (with a wooden support- and suspensionsystem, also “foot ring”). Her objects often have a graphic character. Before this, she made ceramic objects for years and with both disciplines she exhibited in galleries throughout the Netherlands and in Poland and Germany. A sleek design and unconventional methods connect the two disciplines and periods. The emphasis in ceramics often was on ratio and applied design, now, in the textile the work is enriched with a more personal content.

Between 2001 and 2008 she was engaged in designing and making ceramics. The most honorable achievement of her ceramics past is winning the NVK- Prize 2007 with the “mini-safe”. From 2017 she re-started making ceramics and sometimes combining it with felt (mixed).

Two square stoneware cubes with nine elastics each.

She is a member of BEEKk, Steekplus, Viltcontact and earlier of the Nederlandse Vakgroep Keramisten, GSA and Kunstliefde.

Latest news

Article in the Australian “Felt”-magazine about my work. 
June 2018

Large curved felt wallobject

Common features of the felt objects:

-Unusual techniques in felt have been and are still being developed by her such as relief carved images, carefully arranged woolfluffs and the 3-D application of porcelain elements on the molds obtained tight shell shape.

-The theme of “vulnerability and strength”
The concave shape gives protection and security in this often sensitive content. The felt gives the softness and warmth. The design of the contents of the bowl on the other hand is almost always very strong willed.

-The often graphic and aesthetic character.

-The sound-absorbing quality they have in a space.

-The stiffened shell, made of solid, self-made felt, with wooden beams visible at the back as a starting point.

-The felt objects are all unique. The number in the title of most of the big felt objects does not refer to one or more copies.

Exhibition Calendar

8th Painting and mixed media Competition
Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
13 dec.-25 febr. 2018

Kunst in Perspectief
Overtoom 406, 1054 JS Amsterdam
March and April 2018

Art Brût Biennale 
Drienerstraat 35 7551 HK
7551 HK Hengelo, Overijssel
www.artbrutbiennale.nl
25 May- 3 June 2018

The 12th international Biennal of textile art ”Scythia”
Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine
28 May-10 June 2018

High Five Art Gallery
September and October 2018
Hoogbraak 5, 5111 CS, Baarle-Nassau
06-51159414 website:www.highfiveart.nl
Opening:1 September

Provinciehuis Flevoland
Lelystad
2019

Kitty Korver

Lucernehof 15

8308 BE Nagele

the Netherlands

kittykorver@gmail.com