Welcome to the world of Teun Zwets, an artist whose work is a testament to the extraordinary potential that lies hidden in the discarded. Teun's creative journey is defined by an intuitive, hands-on approach that eschews complexity for simplicity. In his eyes, the act of creation is a journey of discovery, a process that unveils the essence of functionality and beauty.
"I work intuitive, hands-on, and like to think practical. I’m not a person that overthinks or makes things complicated. By just doing things, I find out if things work or not work. I use a lot of material that people throw away. The beauty of other people’s trash I find amazing," Teun shares, shedding light on his creative mind.
His vision extends beyond the studio walls to the very streets we traverse daily. "Everywhere in the world, people litter their trash in nature and the streets. There is so much potential use of the material on the street that people don’t see," he observes, a belief that serves as a guiding principle. By harnessing freely available and discarded materials, Teun finds a seamless rhythm in his creative process. The fear of waste dissipates when material is already destined for disposal. "If something fails, you only lose time," he rationalizes, valuing time as an essential currency in the journey of artistic exploration.
Yet, beyond the artistic process, Teun's work carries a deeper purpose – one that resonates with happiness and sustainability. "Making makes me happy, and I want to make people happy with my creations," he expresses with an infectious enthusiasm. This pursuit of happiness is intricately woven into his designs, where the choice of materials takes center stage. "Making a good design with the right materials is important," Teun asserts. It's a sentiment that echoes his commitment to sustainability, as he aims to create objects that endure through time, encouraging a culture of ownership that champions the environment.
With every creation, Teun Zwets invites you to rediscover the allure of transformation. His art transforms discarded remnants into objects of purpose and wonder. It redefines the boundaries between waste and worth, making beauty tangible in unexpected places. In his universe, innovation thrives, happiness finds form, and discarded treasures gain new life