Since 2007 Jeroen Kramer works on his
on-going City Dust project, in which he investigates the seemingly endless, generic
fabric of the worldwide metropolis in progress. By now the City Dust archive
consists of around 1000 drawings. Based on these fantastic sketches of a surreal,
dreamlike urban environment Jeroen Kramer produces both large scale, site
specific installations as small collages of a gem-like quality. City Dust is a
meaningful project. On the one hand it depicts a frightening and un-escapable urban
future. But it also points us to regard our global urban environment as a work
Jeroen Kramer (1975) studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague where he graduated cum-laude in 1998 with the project Patchwork Architecture. Ever since his work focuses on the interface of art and architecture. He combines his work as artist with a design practice. Together with Mark van der Veer, Jeroen Kramer runs graphic and environmental design studio KramervanderVeer.
Selected Works: The Kamikaze Pursuit of Horror Vacui (Greylight Project Space Hoensbroek, 2012); Party Arty (filmprojection in the Ritter Butske Berlin, 2011); City Dust Solid (permanent installation at Solid 18 IJ-Burg by Claus en Kaan Architecten, 2010); City Dust (temporary installation at 11e International Architecture Biennale Venice, 2008).
Selected Exhibitions: reKOLLEKT (group show Berlin, 2012); Slumberland (duo exhibition with Marinus Fuit in 37PK, Haarlem); Beyond Architecture (groupshow in Dresden, 2009); Out There, Architecture Beyond Building (11e International Architecture Biennale Venice, 2008).
Books: MEGACITIES, Exploring a Sustainable Future (010 Publishers, 2010); City Dust (KramervanderVeer, 2009); Beyond Architecture, Imaginative Buildings and Fictional Cities (Gestalten, 2009).
Selected Awards: Nomination Dutch Royal Art Price for Painting, 2002.
Teaching: Jeroen Kramer teaches at DesignLAB Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam.
Website: www.city-dust.com and www.kramervanderveer.nl