Although sculpture is usually a static affair, the works of Maya Berkhof are not. Her sculptures are made to be repositioned, always assuming a different pose. Much like every day is as different as the next, Berkhof’s works contain traces of coincidence and are continuously transformative.
To achieve this, Berkhof carefully considers the materials she uses in order to find those that truly breathe the character of each work. As such, her sculptures are not just solid objects, but potent subjects capable of resonating with a moment from the past, a desire, or an expectation. As their appearance is only temporarily assumed, Berkhof’s works are manifestations of a constant tension between form and function, between the monumental character of sculpture and the transformative nature of everyday life.
Text by Menno Vuister