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About Jaco Roeloffs : I am a Dutch South African sculptor based in Brisbane, Australia. I work with modern materials and technology to show the beauty of our planet. My speciality is interpretation and new perspectives on subjects and nature. Using old and new materials combined with modern tools and machines.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Through discovery and experiences, I seek to enrich the lives of others. In a culture where individuality and appreciation of unique perspectives is real, I’m exploring a revolution of the heart from the heart of nature.

Each of us has the opportunity to decide our legacy. And to do this the right way requires that we dare to care, to have faith, to love those less connected, all with equal passion. For me, this work is a responsibility, an expression of love: the love that connects human beings to each other, to our planet, and to the universe.

All of life is in motion. We move and live in defined spaces, exploring an unlimited spiritual dimension. Moving my body activates my whole being, I move my thinking from head to heart. As we explore, nature’s profound intelligence can guide us. Like being in water, in the flow of the smallest molecule of life, an awareness of structure and dimension emerges. It’s clear and integral.

I’m Intrigued by the rules of harmonious composition found in nature. The child in us wakes up as we observe a sense of impossible perfection. We have the courage to explore nature and its design, technology, natural power, spiritual dimension. Melding these in ways that enrich our human experience, our sense of connection, and relationships. We have a duty to care about the impact we have on people around us and our natural environment.

As we see and experience at a heart level the visual space we move through daily, it’s possible to think about ways to improve our surroundings. Instead of looking at something else that’s been done, I focus on the possibilities within the materials I find.
Here is always a bold idea, a space, and a leap of faith. Through this exploration, I make sculptural installations that display kinetic movement and invite immersion into peaceful and serene space. I look at context first and uncover optical effects that fascinate me. Materials like dichroic glass, aluminium and steel mingle with nature’s elements and light sources to surprise the viewer.

At the heart of this creative process is an expression of vitality. I seek out a path to happiness, to paradise, the optimistic way. I care about every millimetre of the sculptural visualisation in each iteration from conception through to completion. Ever in search of the red thread, many possibilities and models take form as a visualisation emerges in its truest shape.

Energy that seems invisible becomes visible in the moment the viewer interacts with a visual installation. Fresh awareness is created. These visual revelations can function as activators, reviving the vital potential for movement in us and the world around us. I focus on making this experience happen.
We’re energised by glimpsing the interaction between man-made structures and natural elements. It helps us to focus on our contexts. Like oxygen, the creation and appreciation of something beautiful is essential for loving and healthy human habitats and lifestyles. I aim to unveil the possible.

ORGANIZATION:
Jaco Roeloffs

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Marketing professional IT, automation, telecommunication

EDUCATION:
2012, BBusCom Business & Commerce, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

EXPERIENCE:
2000, Developer, Unisys,
2005, Developer, TomTom,
2008, Developer, G.James

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2019, "SWELL Sculpture Festival", Australia
2018, "SWELL Sculpture Festival", Australia
2017, 2018, 2019, "Brookfield Sculpture Show", Australia

EVENTS:
2019, "SWELL Sculpture Festival", Artist, Australia
2018, "SWELL Sculpture Festival", Artist, Australia

AWARDS:
2019, Emerging Artist Award, "SWELL Sculpture Festival", Australia
2017, 1st Prize, "Brookfield Sculpture Show", Australia

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2019, "Superegg", "SWELL Sculpture Festival", https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/lifestyle/jac
o-roeloffs-coffee-pod-egg-sculpture-at-swell-sculp
ture-festival-on-gold-coast/news-story/d19579d7660
8b29d54d2279d4a470338, Australia
2019, "Superegg", "SWELL Sculpture Festival", https://themusic.com.au/features/swell-sculpture-f
estival-gold-coast-culture-sam-wall/oZ-5tbS3trk/, Australia
2018, "Sandberg", "SWELL Sculpture Festival", https://www.facebook.com/swellsculpture/videos/341
527656440461/, Australia

BOOKS:
2019, "The Walk", 40 Pages, Published on ISSUU, https://issuu.com/jroeloffs/docs/the_walk

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English, Native
Afrikaans, Native
Dutch, Near Native

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Illustrator, Advanced
Adobe Photoshop, Advanced
Adobe InDesign, Advanced
Adobe Lightroom, Intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2018, "Designing for Change", IDEO U
2016, "From Ideas to Action", IDEO U

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2017, Sculptors Queensland, Australia
2018, Sculptors Queensland, Australia
2019, Sculptors Queensland, Australia
2019, National Association for the visual Arts Australia, Australia

COLLECTIONS:
2019, "Fire & Ice", Private Collection, Brisbane, Australia

HOBBIES:
Gardening, building, photography

CLIENTELE:
2019, Emmaus College, Commissioned Sculpture

WEB SITE:
www.jacoroeloffs.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.jacoroeloffs.com/work

REGISTRATION DATE:
2019-02-08 01:30:25

COUNTRY:
Australia

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Jaco Roeloffs


Superegg Sculpture Installation

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2019
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