In 1982 when Zwerver found himself without a studio. He began to make what he called “Huiskamer Skulpturen’ or Livingroom Sculptures. Working in the home of friends who were away during the day, Zwerver would construct a sculpture from an individual possessions, photograph the work, return everything to its proper place and be gone before the individual returned home.The resulting Photographs evoked a sense of fantasy. Bringing to mind the childhood notion that during sleep, one’s toys came to life .With the artist as mediator, inanimate objects were invested with intentions of their own. The Livingroom Sculptures were constructed of a few mondain, but carefully selected objects, the posessed a striking formal presence that revealed zwerver’s rigorous aesthetic.

Janie cohen.