Marcel Timmers (1971)
From a young age, Marcel has been busy with drawing, painting and designing. But as much as he loved art, his passion lied with technics as well. A technical path is therefore what he eventually chose to follow in regards to his education. After his course to become a creator of medical instruments, Marcel started working for the Erasmus University and Quooker, the company that invented and developed the boiling water tap. However, his undying love for art never perished and after having worked in technics for the past 14 years, Marcel decided to change his life drastically. He quits his job and starts his own business in 2005.
His first years were focused on the search for his own style and to gain experience in art. He managed to do so by working for several artists and designers, where he could utilize his technical skills and expertise. In the meantime he discovered the beautiful world of art.
In the initial phase of his career he sought for his own style by alternating between abstract art and realistism. Both movements have left an impression on his style of art and are visible in his contempory work. Marcel manufactures objects from RVS CHAIN switching parts, which consist of metal sheets and are given shape by rolling the steel. The sheets are welded together and the seams are polished to leave a smooth surface. That way, a curved object with rounded surfaces arises. Almost all his works are constructed using his method. This way, several machines have been designed and developed. Generally, most objects are manufactured by hand, but newer techniques like 3D modelling, lasercutting and welding are used as well. Stainless steel, bronze and Corten steel are the most common materials used in his works. Designing and creating art is his undying passion and is even used in the making of furniture, utensils or assigned projects. Perfectionism and craftmanship are always side by side, which results in art objects with a tight finish and superior quality.