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Stephan Van Kuyk
“Working is art and good business is thebest art!”
Stephan van Kuyk is an artist who prefers his art to be judged by a mass public. Teko continuously experiments with materials, balancing on the thin line between technology, art, and design. His motto is, “My work deals with shallowness, pop-culture, and pink”. Art for him can be anything and everything. Following Warhol’s ideology “everything the artist does is art”, Teko finds himself exploring art in all sorts of languages and techniques until the end result is satisfying enough for the buyers.
He is interested in an art which is more a product of contemporary internet-kitsch aesthetics rather than a vessel that carries supposed complex meanings and needs an expensive frame. Stephan van Kuyk mostly plays with ready-mades and daily symbols, pop art and Duchamp-ism, to suggest that maybe art is just a toy for rich pockets and not so much a deep, incomprehensible concept that needs to be unveiled. He once said, “our times are kitsch, and so should our art be”. Adopting a scientific approach, he experiments on the materials available and sees what will happen and how people will react; and what the resultant beauty might be. He proclaims himself a deeply-shallow artist.
With the Collectible ‘Remixes of the Past’, Stephan van Kuyk copied classical Greek statues and created a new artwork, questioning the originality of art. He says that art is an ongoing remix of what has been previously done.