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.
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.