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 Vandewege’s objects aren’t 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 gallery’s size we can show only two of his paintings, and will restrict his sculptural work to the smaller pieces in brass and zinc.
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