About           
       
                                                              
Maike Jansen
Lives and works in Krefeld. 
 

The focus of my work is the human body, its orientation in the world and the diverse ways in which it is shaped and changed by external influences.
The medium of textile plays an essential role as a second skin - storing gestures, experiences and processes in the material due to its responsive property.
Folds, creases, loose threads or ruffled edges bear witness to previous interactions with the body. By using photography and scanning, these traces and motions are digitally recorded and serve as the basis for the jacquard-woven works, translating the pixels back into threads and creating an illusion of depth by mimicking surface qualities.
Alongside the significance of cloth as memory storage and second skin, the Soft is of particular interest to me, as it can be deformed and adjusted through external manipulation. Being able to function both as a protective as well as a hiding shell, its ambiguous character holds a special fascination.



                                                                                                       

Education



2017

Master of Fine Arts, Textile Design,
The Swedish School of Textiles,
Borås, Sweden

2015

Bachelor of Science, Textile Design,
Hochschule Niederrhein, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Exhibitions


2023

Produktive Räume/Productive Spaces, Haus Lange Krefeld (GER)
curated by Katia Baudin, Dr. Magdalena Holzhey, Dr. Sylvia Martin, Dr. Michael Krajewski

2023

Open Studio Exhibition, Kunsthalle Lottozero, Prato (IT)
curated by Alessandra Tempesti

2022

Miniartextil, Le Minorelle, Marcq-en Baroeul, (FR)

2022

Miniartextil, Museo del Tessile, Busto Arsizio, (IT)

2022

Miniartextil, Le Beffroi de Montrouge, Paris, (FR)

2021

Ich seh‘ immer nur den Himmel/I only ever see the sky, Atelier Pförtnerloge, Krefeld, (GER)
together with Markus Maria Jansen

2021

Soft Traces, galerieMAMA, Krefeld, (GER)

2021

Miniartextil, Pinacoteca Civica, Como, (IT)

2020

Bittersweet, Ziellenbachhaus Krefeld, (GER)

2020

The new intimacy, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, (NL), (virtual)

2017

Design Junction, London Design Festival, London, (UK)

2017

New Designers, Business Design Center, London, (UK)

2017

This is Textile Design, Textile Museum Borås, (SE)







Contact:

︎ hallo2maike@gmail.com
@maike.m.jansen

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