cornucopia (2014) Arno Coenen & Iris Roskam

photo Max Dereta
About the artwork

Not the outside but the inside is lit up of Rotterdam's most photographed architectural icon the Markthal, a design by Winy Maas of the MVRDV architectural firm. The emphasis is on a ceiling-filling artwork by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam. They made a gigantic digital 'ceiling painting'. The cornucopia is a colorful, but almost surreal still life, in which fruit, vegetables and flowers symbolize the enticements of paradise (and the Markthal). Mothership was a consultant and producer of the artwork on behalf of Provast. The Markthal was opened on October 1, 2014 by Queen Máxima.

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About Arno Coenen

Artist Arno Coenen (Deventer, 1972) studied at the art academy in Groningen. He works in various media, such as video art, 3D animation, glass and mosaic. From 2006 to 2018, he formed an artistic duo with Iris Roskam. Together they have created various works of art, including the artwork cornucopia for the Markthal.

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About Iris Roskam

Visual artist Iris Roskam (Delft, 1976) studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and the AKI in Enschede. From 2006 to 2018 she formed an artistic duo with Arno Coenen. Together they have created various works of art, including the ceiling artwork cornucopia for the Markthal.

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