Lydia Buijs


In the beginning of humanity, all over the world people started performing rituals and making appurtenant art. For me, the connection between art and ritual is still very present. I am convinced that the need for religiosity is an universal instinct. I try to visualize this instinct within my work.

My visual language, in which I express my ideas, is characterized by materials like clay and wood. Often I make installations out of series of objects. Most of the installations have a purpose, they need to be used. Performance is a very important party of my work, it makes my installations alive.

Photo by Alex Aleshin