Between Art and Engineering: Kinetic Beasts by Theo Jansen, Caroline Galambosova, δημοσίευση DailyArt Magazine [1/12/2022]
Theo Jansen, a Dutch contemporary artist, a sculptor, an engineer, and most significantly, a visionary. The universe in his mind along with his manual capability came together to create rare and breathtaking kinetic sculptures roaming around the Netherlands’ beaches. Welcome to the Strandbeest jungle of Theo Jansen.
“I make skeletons that are able to walk on the wind, so they don’t have to eat. Eventually I want to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives.”
Who Is Theo Jansen?
Driven by his interest in unconventional technical constructions and the mechanism of evolution, Theo Jansen born in 1948 with a talent for both physics and art, created his fantastic creatures one day and developed as an artist.
In the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci, Theo Jansen once focused his attention to study science and physical phenomena before he shifted to art. After his abandoned studies at the University of Technology at Delft, Jansen became involved in many projects such as The Flying Saucer Machine in 1980 or The Painting Machine in 1984-1986, which involved art and technology. But his most exceptional creations are definitely Strandbeesten.
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