You describe yourself as a multi-disciplinary artist, what’s your process with the different materials you work with?
“I really like when a material is alienated in a way, that’s not immediately like ceramic, denim or wood. But that you really need to use your imagination – What am I looking at? What texture does it have? How does it taste? How does it smell? – I really like to think of the mind of the observer or user.”
Quiet and considered, Lenny takes his time to detail his artistic life so far. Art, it seems, was a natural career path. He was born and raised in the Netherlands, by his mother, a graphic designer and father, a practical hands-on technician, combining the two approaches within his work. From an early age Lenny knew he wanted to explore different creative avenues, focusing on practical learnings such as drawing, woodwork and sewing throughout his studies. This kickstarted his in-depth exploration of materials and processes.
Exhibiting at multiple shows since the opening up from the global pandemic, he has received credible recognition across Europe. With an upcoming exhibition in Napoli on the horizon, it seems the attentive artist may gain even more popularity in the art world, one country at a time.