Her works capture you in an instant. As Madeleine Berkhemer describes her portfolio, “All my art has a sexual connotation; art that has no sexual connotation has no reason to exist. I work from many different interests and therefore my work has to tease, please and suffer and also make the viewer feel guilty.” An introduction full of controversy (must all art be sexual?), but once you’ve gone through Berkhemer’s portfolio you see sensuality everywhere. Her work fetishizes the material in every way and with Berkhemer, whose creative work officially began with a degree in fashion from the Academy for Visual Arts ‘Willem de Kooning’ in Rotterdam, this obsession with the physical is what makes the works interesting. Her work is playful, having been featured in high fashion stores such as Louboutin, and you can check out the rest of the works in all their visceral glory by clicking here.
- Lee Jones
Great work, but way to erase artists on the ace-spectrum, lady. Oh, fine artists and their controversial opinions… attempts to get me up in arms usually just makes me gigglesnort.