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  • Pelagos, Barbara Hepworth, 1946

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NIA, 2013 - 2014
25 x 13 x 12 cm
9.8 x 5.1 x 4.7 inches


From the research on the Jupiter column, a series of small god statues came into being. As in LUIZADO, archaeological findings – such as helmets, armour, busts and columns – are a direct source of inspiration. The observer recognises some elements but will discover new shapes as well. NIA looks like a guard without head, or a disciple of a divinity who is safeguarding an unknown sanctuary. This sculpture is at the same time frightening and fascinating. One can wonder if this guard hides the realm beyond the tangible from the viewer or if he rather opens the gates to this unknown territory. Moreover, NIA tells about the construction of the past, as each historic period interprets this past differently.

2016   GNI-RI jul2016, 2PM - Knokke, BE
Het verbeelde westen, Embassy of Belgium - Den Haag, NL
GNI-RI apr2016, Oude Kerk - Vichte, BE
2015   GNI-RI nov2015, Persona Accountants - Roeselare, BE
Out of office, De Mijlpaal - Heusden-Zolder, BE
De 9de Maand, - Tongeren, BE
Out of office, De Mijlpaal - Knokke, BE