Europa

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Europa

2015
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #107, 168 x 168 x 14cm.
Private collection, Rotterdam, Netherlands.



Europa is one of the moons of Jupiter and it was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei. It is slightly smaller than the Moon, and has a water-ice crust striated by cracks and streaks. It has the smoothest surface of any known solid object in the Solar System which led to the hypothesis that a water ocean exists beneath it, which could conceivably serve as an abode for extra-terrestrial life – a prospect that has made Europa a candidate for a future visit by probe.
(source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_(moon))



All the works that were part of the Bare Bones exhibition at Ron Mandos Gallery in Amsterdam in 2016.


Veneer Theory

index of sculptures 1988 to 2023

Veneer Theory

2014
Bas-relief in salvaged wood #100, 152 x 154 x 16cm.
Private collection, Osaka, Japan.

Veneer theory is a term coined by Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal to designate a certain view of human morality which he criticizes in his book ‘Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved’. De Waal rejects the idea that human morality is ‘a cultural overlay, a thin veneer hiding an otherwise selfish and brutish nature’. He instead sees our morality as a direct outgrowth of the social instincts that human beings share with other animals.
(source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Veneer_theory) 





Made for the The factory Set retrospective at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam 2014/15. A total of 37 bas reliefs were shown. Most of them on loan.