|Eppe de Haan began his artistic career as a painter having studied at the Royal Academy for the visual Arts in the Hague. As a painter he seemed to be searching for what could not be seen. His search led him to the three dimensionality of sculpture which has given him the possibility of revealing hidden depths, fracturing surfaces to discover what lies beyond, using a fragment to suggest the whole, juxtaposing different aspects to reflect the complexity and mystery of his subject.|
There is an implicit movement in de Haan`s sculptures, a sen...
All artwork by Eppe de Haan FRBS
Contemporary Dutch sculptor
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|"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful."|
Sir Roy Strong
|Customer comment on 'Brasil - Chess (Corporate Commission of an entire edition)' by Plamen Dimitrov|
|Although it seemed a daunting project to commission a sculpture on the internet with a tight deadline, Plamen Dimitrov in Bulgaria made it as easy as possible for me in Brazil by producing a series of little clay sketches after each email and sending photos it seemed by return. He worked round the clock and was incredibly intuitive with his understanding of what I wanted. This was despite an 8 hour time difference and having poor English as our common language. He w... [Read more]|
Ilan Gorin, Ipanema, Brazil.