Wall panels for dreamers

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Arno Hoogland to tell us a little bit about his life, his art and his sources of inspiration.

What do you call your series of artworks?

– I call the wall panels Temple Samples / Architectural Elements, because they are cut outs of possible wall covering. This series or artworks is a pattern and material research – I want to eventually be able to create my dream temple, covering the floor, wall and ceiling with modern reliefs.

What technique have you used?

– My wooden wall panels are sculpted with milling tools.

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– I started my career as a carpenter. Later, I studied design at Design Academy Eindhoven and worked for an interior studio called Muller van Tol. To me, creativity and making has always been the red thread. Through experimentation with movement, light, form and texture, my work explores human behavior within spaces and towards objects. I want my work to provoke sensory interaction and make people aware of their habits, while renewing their attention to their surroundings.

What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?

– My inspiration comes from visiting ancient temples all around the world. I’m fascinated by the endless repetition of ornaments and details, knowing that in the present time these kinds of craftsmanship are impossible to reproduce.

What other artists inspire you?

– Anish Kapoor is an artist I admire because of his sublime and minimalistic works, creating spatial distortion with immateriality.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

– Dynamic, elegant, refined.

What we love about Arno Hoogland:

The art of Arno Hoogland is colourful craftsmanship at its best, leaving us in awe.