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Gerard Kuijpers

Product design
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08 Nov 2018
Gerard Kuijpers

For thirty years Gerard Kuijpers, autodidact, has been researching the essential qualities of steel, stone glass and wood. In this way he meets the core of his materials, whereafter he uses the power of their interaction. Glass becomes even more transparent, steel even stronger; while wood obtains more warmth, stone becomes eternal. Moreover, even more fundamental opposites arise: resistance versus movement, severity versus organic, and usability versus poetry, which then merge into the magical harmony of the present. In all their simplicity the works are timeless.

Searching the boundaries of the materials, Gerard Kuijpers creates objects that radiate simplicity and honesty. In each object he makes, he achieves both cohesion and consistency. By his creative explosiveness, breathtaking pieces of art come to life. When it comes to technique, he turns out to be an ‘out of the box’ thinker.

Kuijpers’ most recent work, ‘Dancing Stones’, leans on previous monumental work. Though, in this work he moves towards an explicit interaction between viewer and artwork, honoring the sense of touch.

1961 - Mechelen

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