Galerie Ramakers presently shows works by Ton van Kints (1955) and André Kruysen (1967). In Villa La Repubblica i wrote an article about one of the sculptures on show by Kruysen, Click here to read the article (in Dutch).
Kruysen shows new works.
As i’ve written quite extensively about one of the presented sculptures by Kruysen in VLR, i leave you here with some pictures of the other works on show.
For one reason or another the works by Kruysen fit very well with Van Kints’s.
Works by both artists show a craftsmanship with a kind of what-you-see-is-what-you-get mentality.
However, what you get are not just the materials but also the ideas and the individual characters of the works.
With both artists this creates a kind of tension between the pragmatism of their practice and the eloquence of the characters they create.
Van Kints shows the sequel to his so called 1+1 series in which he has piled up older works to make new ones.
The way he piles them up differs per work, rendering new characters.
Sometimes they work as reliefs, sometimes they are more fully fledged pieces of sculpture.
In the sequel he has added bee-queen cells (which are usually built by bees on the lower edges of their combs), as Van Kints has become a keen beekeeper.
This adds an interesting new element to the new series.
The combs are extremely small pieces of natural architecture.
As such they fit in very well with the works, at the same time they are a kind of foreign body, as if the works have been colonised.
For those who find visiting galleries is still a bit risky under the present circumstances, i added a few more pictures than i would usually do.
Still i recommend wholeheartedly to go and see these works for youself.
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