Theo Jansen

Theo Jansen
31 August, 2016

Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist, widely known by making kinetic sculptures out of different materials: from wood to plastic tubes and different kind of fabrics. Sculptures that moves freely, generating the feeling they are alive.

Mixing his knowledge on physics and art, Jansen has been developing creatures since he was studying Physics at the University, but his most famous pieces are The Beachbeasts (Strandbeest), wind-walking “beast” which represents the perfect combination between human being constructions and nature. As a kind of artificial animal, this constructions have been improved by his author, achieving the capacity of walking by themselves even without wind.

Theo Jansen on Vimeo
Theo Jansen at TED Talk
Theo Jansen’s web