Eelco Hilgersom was born in 1979 in Amsterdam. And since childhood, he has been fascinated by the architecture and structures that nature creates. This fascination drives him to create abstract works based on these natural forms and organisms. In all of his work, Eelco is looking for contrasts in form, color or material. “My aim is to touch the observers and take them into the work through the contrasts and complexity of the piece.” To achieve this goal he uses different techniques and materials.
His latest artworks from the Habitat family are inspired by the many wonderful organisms that nature creates. The color, structure and capabilities of the skins of these organisms give each being its own ability to convey a message. Colors are used to scare an enemy or to seduce a partner. The brighter the color, the better the message gets across.
In the Habitat family, different structures and colors of the organisms are mixed and depicted in an abstract way. The organic shapes, colors and the reflective surface create a new kind of creature that wants to convey a message or an emotion. Every shape and color conveys a different emotion. And that is why each creature from the Habitat family has its own name, which equates to an emotion it wants to convey. Such as Brave, Juicy or Foxy. There are creatures that consist of a single shape and there are creatures that consist of multiple shapes.