photo by

Annabelle Schatteman (Gent, Belgium)

Works and lives in Den Haag

Studio: See Lab

Born 1971 Ghent, Annabelle Schatteman is a sculptor based in Den haag. She Studied art in Ghent, Shanghai and Den Haag and is one of the initiators of the cultural incubator `SeeLab` in Den Haag.

In her art Schatteman is telling stories. According to Schatteman, stories are the only way not to forget and to transcend time and space. Besides constructing her own narrative, she is inspired by the commonly known iconografy of the female. In her own narrative she focusses on the warrior woman with her paradoxical strenght and the mother who is the embodiment of life and death. She is always looking for new ways and materials to invigorate these themes. Masks and shields are recurrent elements in Schatteman`s work.