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On this page you find a selection of several sculptors.




DVD 4 Sculptors AOF.E-017

Onco Tattje
Renee Tigges
Ted Prescott
Gert den Toom
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Onco Tattje
For many years Onco Tattje made sculptures from wood, but in this film he faces a totally new challenge. Through the use of dikes a new nature reserve with a lake has come into being where once there was only the sea. The artist plans to make a spatial construction to symbolize a kind of gateway to this area.
“I would call it a monument. A monument as a reminder of the work done by department of waterways. It explains the shape of a gate which indicates change.  The landscape has changed due to man's activities. To turn my design into reality an engineer was needed. For me as an artist it was a new experience, to leave the construction in other hands.”  .


Rene Tigges
A painting without a  frame is not complete. For the last forty years Renee Tigges has been engrossed in the making and restoration of frames.  Old pieces of frame found at a market come to life again with the application of gold leaf. She enjoys thinking up new frame designs.

Ted Prescott
“Over the past twenty years I've been working on a series of crosses. My initial  goal was to make useful symbols, but that changed as I began to understand that the cross really wasn't much of a symbol for our culture. So I began to think of the crosses in light of the ideas and forms that moved me in art. Now my goal is to make crosses that are symbolically, aesthetically, and theologically charged. While my cross production has slowed in the last several years, it has not stopped. I've begun gathering information about working with radioactive materials, and hope to make a “safe” radioactive cross.”

Gert den Toom
“My best designs derive from the actual process of working. When a piece of wood  takes on color and form I become enthusiastic and start looking for things to add. I can't achieve that on a drawingboard. Sometimes you've got to stop when you have reached a beautiful form. At such a moment it's better not to mess with it any more.”


 

DVD Dimensional art AOF.E-015


Jaap Deelder
Jos Dirix
Xandrien Thiel
Johan van Loon






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Jaap Deelder, sculptor. At the age of seventeen he made his first wooden sculpture. A self-taught man he saws, cuts and hammers, making every creation from just one piece of wood. “It's not possible to work with just any piece of wood. I look for the right wood to fit my subject. Sometimes the piece of wood itself gives me an idea for the subject.” He uses all kinds of inland woods, but also tropical ebony and coromandel. Deelder’s favourite subject is birds because of their beautiful, elegant forms. For years he has been involved with a group of artists concerned about our planet, who work together in various protected natural areas in Europe.

Jos Dirx, sculptor. Riding Icelandic horses, practicing Japanese martial arts, remodelling his house, here is a man bursting with energy who makes sculptures expressing the same intensity. For him no quiet, dreamy cows under a tree near a meandering river. His steers are highly charged bundles of muscles, his horses tense with motion. Jos Dirix seeks the edge: how far can you go with works of art made using a lava-stream of glowing bronze? He has created a large range of dynamic, captivating sculptures, mostly of animals.  www.josdirix.com

Xandrien Thiel, sculptor. Balance is the key to this woman’s work. She uses materials like steel, wood, or carton to make small delicate objects or immense installations. Seeking for the essence of things, she produces sculptures with a quiet, meditative quality.

Johan van Loon, ceramist. He is one of Holland’s top ceramic artists. In the 1970’s van Loon began his career in ceramics, making objects from thinly rolled stoneware clay. For many years he has also worked in Denmark at the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain factory, where he produces tall bowls and vases with intricate overlaps and folds, revealing his earlier background as a textile designer. The way in which he plays with patterns and decorations makes his work unique and recognizable.