Zeger Reyers was born in the Netherlands in 1966 and has become famous for installations in which he covers spaces with mushrooms or fungi. He focuses on natural processes such as eating and being eaten, growing, flowering and decay. He allows fungi to grow out of furniture.
Zeger Reyers’ work is not easy to read. It exudes a poetry that is reminiscent of the enthusiasm with which nature was studied in Victorian times. In his works science and art are an extension of each other.
The life he works with defines space and the life span makes the artist into a slow working sculptor of time. There is also an element of surprise in his work that is embedded in the fusion of form and space. There is also quite a lot of humour and irreverence in his handling of the artworks.
Find here some of his most intriguing works!