Sculptor Robin Kolleman (Dwingelo, 1960) was educated at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University. She lives and works in Rotterdam.
Writing about her exhibition in Galerie Contemporary Matters in Haarlem (2013), Olphaert den Otter said the following:
'...When you enter her exhibition 'No Photo' at Contemporary Matters in Haarlem, your first impression is of a silent echo of the Viennese Actionism movement. Limbs and organs wrapped in bandages: I can't help thinking of Hermann Nitsch, Günter Brus, Heiner Holtappels, Rudolf Schwartzkogler. But there's no blood, no slime, no noise, no stench. It's as quiet as a mouse here. A closer look reveals that there aren't actually any wrapped organs. It's all bandage. The materials and object are one and the same. The heart is made of bandages, as is the kidney, the veins, the cranium, the spine. And there is no visual metal support: all we see are gauze links. If it wasn't so quiet you might think it was an exploded view of a body. But whose body? Robin Kolleman's? ... In the end I conclude that a silent and lily-white conversation is taking place between me - the observer - about the, or actually my, body. The word agony may have been crossed out in the title, but the word agitation remains. 'No Photo' is a painful but not unbearable choreography about the weak parts of our body. The humour in the exhibition drives out the devil and gets us through it all.
Robin recently switched from creating installations to sculptures.
The following museums/institutions have works in their collections:
Leiden, Kunstcentrum Haagweg