Skin inspires me, it holds so much in it that keeps on fascinating and surprising me.
For me skin forms the basis of life itself. I find it a terrible shame that after death the human skin perishes, I guess this is where the interest in conserving skin comes from, I want to keep it, conserve it,...In my work I look for ways and shapes to do this, I ask questions on the origin, conditions and functionality of skin, what place or status it takes in our lives.
These are big questions that don't come with clear-cut answers. Still I go looking for them, in the emotional as well as the scientific, which generates a duality. This duality shows itself in my work, when I see skin function as a boundary, a frontier between inside and outside, life and death, attractive and repulsive,... It's my life's work to map every inch of skin I find and draw out my vision of it, with every piece of work I try to light up one aspect to make it visible, sensible,eternal...
Amber Veel quit her job as a nurse to follow a late calling, ART academy. She first discovered the universe of skin through a medical eye, before she started seeing it as an emotional and aesthetic organ.
She intends to continue her skin-research, slowly but surely mapping every piece.
Her work comes in all different shapes and prices, be sure to take a look in the shop.
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