Wood Sculptures is a side project of Artist and Illustrator Merijn Hos

The first collection of works is originally made for an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Kampen in the Netherlands, which was on display in the Spring of 2012.
The group exhibition, which the installation was part of, was entitled, “Grenzeloos” (nl) - translated as “Boundless”. A number of contemporary Dutch Illustrators working in the traditional context of commercial art projects an self initiated artworks were featured in this exhibition.

There are now two series that consists of 262 unique sculptures in total varying in size between 5 and 14 inches.
I began the creation process by drawing objects that appear frequently in my work, for example, plants, faces and pottery in their most simple form, narrowing each item down to the essence of their shape. The drawings were then cut out of wood and finalized with house paint and acrylics. Being inspired by Art Brut and Folk Art I decided to paint what are rather abstract forms in a naïve way, using about 24 colors and a uniform brush size.

I would like to thank Hanneke Nabers at Stedelijk Museum Kampen, Joel Speasmaker and crew at Beginnings- NYC, Hugo & Marie, Cindy and Anna at Krets, Helen Hennekes and Jurriaan Hos for their support.


Merijn Hos is based in the Netherlands. From his Utrecht based studio he works on commercial projects as well as on his own artworks. There is a thin line between his commercial and art based projects. His work is often very joyful and has the intention to make people smile, yet there is sometimes a socially critical side if you look a bit further into his work. His regular portfolio site can be found here
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