Rik Vandewege

1951, Ghent, Belgium

Several times now Rik Vandewege exhibited his ceramic objects at Gallery Carla Koch.
His work, simple forms built from clay plates with a unique colour pallette on the skin, was appreciated, even though Vandeweges objects arent functional.
He deliberately adds holes and cuts in order to emphasise the clay plates, and notthe functional vase or pot form.
A process of reducing firing in a low-oygen atmosphere allows the subtle earthen colours, ranging from black via brown to light grey, to appear on the rough skin.

Vandewege is not just a ceramicist, but also a painter and sculpturer.
His sculptures are fashioned from various materials, ranging from very large wooden statues to smaller forms in brass and zinc.
All of his forms are abstract compositions.

Rik Vandewege's three aspects as an artist will be brought together in this exhibition. Due to the gallerys size we can show only two of his paintings, and will restrict his sculptural work to the smaller pieces in brass and zinc.

nr.1
107x74cm

nr.2
9.5x29x9cm

nr.3
11.5x22.5x20cm

nr.4
17xh34.5cm

nr.5
29xh29cm

nr.6
12.5x23x20cm

nr.7
12.5x30x12cm

nr.8
17xh17cm

nr.9
14x28.5x12.5cm

nr.10
17xh17cm

nr.11
19xh21cm

nr.12
9.5x24x22cm

nr.13
12x20.5x17cm

nr.14
18xh18cm

nr.15
10xh9cm

nr.16
10xh9cm

nr.17
8x22.5x12.5cm

nr.18
35x48x35cm

nr.19
29.5x37.5x30cm

nr.20
29.5x37.5x30cm

nr.21
15xh12.5cm

nr.24
14xh13.5cm

nr.25
21x34x23.5cm

nr.26
15x15cm

nr.27
20xh17.5cm

nr.28
36xh32cm

nr.29
20xh41cm

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