Netty van Osch, born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands in 1962) is working on the theme of a 'universal autobiography'[M1] , which is the basis of all her sculptural work. This body of work features two iconographic characters, 'PO' and 'Kuna'. PO (pawn) is the community; a collaborative being. Kuna (king) is the individual; a monarch who seeks power. They live together in 'POlymorf' (symbiosis), a parallel world where opposing states coexist. It is a place where opportunity and oppression, choice and fate, cooperation and competition all proceed together in either harmony or conflict. The 'playing field' is often a central metaphor in Van Osch's installations, where the 'fate' of her characters is played out in the disturbing drama of her Universal Biography.




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