If you love all things that sparkle you will adore Suzan Drummen’s expansive art installations. The artist, who is based out of the Netherlands, uses thousands of sparkling gems on everything from walls to humans all in order to create elaborate kaleidoscopic mandala art.
Interestingly, Drummen never has a plan of action when she first gets to work a new project, instead she lets the art come to life before her eyes, surprising her just as much as everyone else.
In an interview with Irenbrination the artist said, “I never have a plan. The specific site guides me. 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.”
Instead of a single plan Drummen just has one key goal: overwhelm the viewer. The more you look at the installation the more overwhelming it becomes. “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.”
Drummen uses crystals, chrome-plated metals, mirrors, precious stones, and mirrors to create her works of art. When affixing to walls she uses pins to make the different materials stick. When working on the ground she simply lays the objects freely.
Get ready to fall in love with Suzan Drummen’s beautiful mandala art looking at some of her previous glittering installations below.