by Stof & licht – Zus stapel & Thomas chudoba
Enschede based visual creators Thomas Chudoba (1971) and Zus Stapel (1973) have been building an oeuvre of works together for the past six years. They worked each, individually, with (mostly) one medium, Zus with fabric and Thomas with light….but once they met, the chemistry started working and they felt working together would bring forth an image stronger and the duality that is created by working with two key materials invites a dialogue. This dialogue plays a constant factor between creation and creator and is of greatest value to the artists.
The fact that we are humans with a drive to express ourselves is an obvious drive for the artists as visual creators, but sharing the dialogue between creator and creation as two individuals gives the works a depth that surpasses art, experienced by the artists as a powerful flow of energy between two sources and a broad exchange of mental and emotional content.
Tapping into paired subjects such as male and female, yin and yang, physical and spiritual, reality of things and surreality of them, universal duality of everything. In the end they can bring it all back to two things… fabric and light, or better said, matter and energy.
Thomas Chudoba and Zus Stapel work from their studio at STUDIO COMPLEX and prefer a conscious, minimalist and low tech approach towards materials and expense. tekenen.