Maria Roosen | Maria's
- Delightful, heart-warming images by an uncompromising artist
- Contains about 150 works which provide a rich picture of Roosen's work
Authors: Jennifer Allen, Hans den Hartog Jager
Editors: Maria Roosen, Liedeke Kruk, Wigger Bierma, Astrid Vorstermans
Contributors: Wiebo van Mulligen (cartoon), Liedeke Kruk (photography)
Design: Wigger Bierma
2005, Valiz | supported by the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB) in cooperation with Mondriaan Foundation, Harten Fonds, De Gijselaar-Hintzenfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the Province of Gelderland | hardcover | 192 pp. | 22 x 16 cm (h x w) | Dutch, English, French | ISBN 978-90-808185-6-9
Glass breasts, newspaper clippings of heroes, hand-knitted woollen sunflowers, penises dangling from a string, big and small watercolours, toilet pots decorated with hunting scenes, and many of the other images in Maria's reflect the artistic universe of Maria Roosen. Salacious, soft, cheeky and abrasive, this book contains work from 1998–2005, with highlights from further back, ranging from the intimate to the monumental gesture. Maria's flamboyantly expresses Roosen’s affinity with growth, life, and metamorphosis. Maria's, co-edited by the artist herself, contains essays by Jennifer Allen and Hans den Hartog Jager, a cartoon by Wiebo van Mulligen, and full-color photographs of about 150 works.
Maria Roosen (Oisterwijk, 1957) lives and works in Arnhem, makes art from very small to very big, has shown her work in various museums in the Netherlands and abroad, works regularly on commissions for public space, and was awarded the Wilhelmina Ring for the best sculptor in the Netherlands in 2006.