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I love it when people travel to see one of my works, and I always make time to meet and talk with them. ---->>>

I make work a bit like how you mix cocktails - with ingredients like budget, history and location. ---->>>

I make work not to give answers but to question things. ---->>>

I really hate rubber ducks, actually. ---->>>

I think places that need the rubber duck the most are the ones in distress. ---->>>

I wanted to use the hippo to get people out of their homes, away from the Internet and the TV, and to explore London with a new perspective. ---->>>

I've always said the rubber duck is a yellow catalyst. ---->>>

If you work in a public space, you have to be aware that no one is buying a ticket. ---->>>

My sculptures cause an uproar, astonishment, and put a smile on your face. ---->>>

That is the effect of my sculptures in the public domain: people are making contact with each other again. ---->>>

The Internet is fascinating but also stupid in a way. You only see two-dimensional images, and you think you've seen it and know it. ---->>>

I make big objects that are simple, bright and clear, kind of ironic but hopefully funny because I love the shapes, and I get inspiration from toys and books, and I believe in art for everyone. ---->>>

I used to get a lot of rubber ducks on my birthdays as presents because, you know, I make rubber ducks. But then I get the ugliest ones with a neck, ugly colors, and devil ears. I don't like those. ---->>>

I want people to get inspired by public space - their space. People tend to forget about it because they do the daily thing, but putting up these sculptures breaks the routine. ---->>>

In Holland, we have a saying: 'A knife cuts on two sides.' With the rubber duck, I'm trying to show people what they haven't been seeing in their public space. When the rubber duck is there and when it's gone, you know. ---->>>

'The Moon Rabbit' is laying against the bunker, dreaming and thinking about life and dreaming the impossible possible and creating its own true stories. ---->>>

The slugs are ascending this steep city staircase that leads up to a huge Catholic church, essentially signifying their slow crawl towards death. The work reminds us of religion, mortality, natural decay, and the slow suffocation of commercialized societies. ---->>>

Biography

Florentijn Hofman profile (florentijn-hofman.jpg)
Nationality: Dutch
Born: 04-16, 1977
Birthplace: Delfzijl, Netherlands
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Occupation: Artist

Florentijn Hofman (16 April 1977) is a Dutch artist. He is known for playful urban installations such as the Rubber Duck, and the 2014 installation in London UK, the HippopoThames. Florentijn Hofman was born on 16 April 1977 in Delfzijl in the Netherlands. He went to primary and secondary school in Emmen (wikipedia)