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This multiple titled ‘A Dark Divisional Approach’ is made of steel and black paint and measures 22 x 15 x 4,5 cm. The sculpture is produced in a limited edition of 10 pieces + 1 AP / made in 2021

Two versions are on offer: one to be installed on a wall and one as a free standing sculpture.

Sold for € 800 each

The multiple will be issued in a box, including material, instructions for mounting and a signed and numbered certificate. We ship worldwide but costs of transportation are not included in the price. It is also possible to pay in installments. For more information contact the studio.

New multiple ‘Dark Matter Matters’

03 Nov 2020, Posted by chris in Uncategorized

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This multiple titled ‘Dark Matter Matters’ is made from brass, blackest black paint (absorbs up to 99% of visible light) and a small piece of basalt.

This offer is for a limited amount of time and runs till 31 December 2020.

The sculpture is produced in a limited edition of 20 pieces + 1 AP.

Size: 15cm diameter x 7.5cm : € 800 each 
(After the 31st of December the sculpture will be priced at € 900 each)

Size: 30cm diameter x 15cm : € 1600 each
(After the 31st of December the sculpture will be priced at € 1800 each)

The multiple will be issued in a box, including material, instructions for mounting and a signed and numbered certificate. We ship worldwide but costs of transportation are not included in the price. It is also possible to pay in installments. For more information contact the studio.

“Dark matter has not yet been observed directly, if it exists, it must barely interact with ordinary matter”

I somehow felt an urge to tackle issues of social discrepancies. Observations made by me on a daily basis made me wonder how personalities and identities evolve under constant pressure and forced feeding of accumulated added values. If we seek solid ordinary ground, a firm desire for matter that makes us take root in society and gives shape to our self image, we seem to be constantly afloat. Drifting along as driftwood, gathering matter along the way and constructing our identity on shifting added values, seems like an impoverished form. Our identity seems to be shaped according to corporate values and to a lesser extent to social values. We belief in a need that is not necessarily ours but supplied to us, allowing us to believe it is an intrinsic motivation. Branding and marketing as an almost religious tool for branding purpose of living. Influences that supply a false sense of belonging. Desperation as pivoting dark matter. Quoting Wikipedia ‘Primary support for dark matter comes from calculations showing that many galaxies would fly apart, or that they would not have formed or would not move as they do, if they did not contain a large amount of unseen matter.’ So what is the unseen matter that keeps you grounded in your galaxy? Shiny glossy cover with a dark inside? What keeps your dark matter afloat?

A shelter for the soft voices

05 Oct 2020, Posted by chris in Uncategorized

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Chris just installed his new sculpture ‘A shelter for the soft voices’ in Angermünde, Germany. Made from a single 10 ton glacier boulder sourced from a nearby sand quarry, the sculpture reveals a small space inside.

With this particular sculpture, I wanted to create a small space within the boulder that fits a young child. Children have no fixed conception of the world surrounding them. They perceive their surroundings through a looking glass that has not yet been framed to a large extent. They grow up in an increasingly polarized world with stronger contrasts. I wanted to give space to those of whom society does not expect any strong views yet. A tucked away space in a volume so compact, so sheer indestructible, yet so willingly accepting an intervention of this kind, to give shelter to one child. What lies at the basis of this world, shields that what lies at the basis of our future, the next generation.

The sculpture allows children to explore the work and interact with it in an elementary way. Through sensory experience: climbing, crawling and speaking softly to hear their voices amplified by the sculpture, they become more susceptible to the artwork and the volume, mass and story it represents. In a playful fashion, the sculpture will leave an impression in their young lives.

 

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New work in the making

02 Sep 2020, Posted by chris in Uncategorized

Chris travelled to the East of Germany, North of Berlin to search for a suitable boulder for a new work. Tucked away in a sand quarry in this scenic and remote part of Germany, was this 10 tonne glacier boulder. In the coming weeks, Chris will sculpt a large work as part of a new series of work titled ‘A Divisional Approach’.

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