Jeroen Verhoeven, ‘Virtue of Blue’, 2010, Blain | Southern

About Jeroen Verhoeven

Jeroen Verhoeven fuses the fantastical with the functional to create design pieces of fragile beauty, wrought by technological and industrial production. The narratives of enchantment and innocence in Verhoeven’s works (as well as in the pieces made by his design firm Demakersvan) are achieved through an intensive method involving computer-generated models, machine manufacture, and the artist’s own hands. Verhoeven’s Virtue of Blue (2010), perhaps his best known design, is a delicate chandelier resembling a cloud of 502 blue butterflies, each a self-energizing solar panel.

Dutch, b. 1976