Pinky Messchaert – Sculpturebuilder
Pinky Messchaert – Sculpturer
As a child she brought home all kind of things that she found on the street, seeing their potential to play and transform them. It was no surprise when she decided to go to the Art Academy. In 1979 she graduated as Monumental designer at the Art Academy in Utrecht. A few of her time as a designer completed assignments, including hanging object “Untitled” Central hall Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein (1984) and “Toevallige ontmoeting” Belcourt shopping center in Zeist (1996). Recently (2016) reinstated on roundabout Van Stolberg in Zeist.
The artistic trend were you could place her work is assemblage art. During her wood-period her work was mainly abstract, in recent years her art-work is more figurative.
The artistic process seldom starts with an already chosen subject. More likely, the proces starts with intens looking at the ‘harvest’ of found objects and then getting inspired by typical or specific forms of these objects. Next, the creating proces starts with the patient game of building, assembling and or removing parts, which leads to a beautiful new creation.
An important stage in the work of Pinky Messchaert her window in the Hamburgerstraat 34 in Utrecht. Many local people, but also commuters on their way to work and mothers with children on their way to school, enjoy a daily view through the window Hamburgerstraat 34 to admire the the work which is currently presented.
Its aim is to regularly put a new picture in its window and there is therefore eagerly awaited by its followers.