Kees Ouwens has been making stone sculptures since 1982 when he came to japan to study the abstract world of zen-gardens.He has been greatly inspired by the typical use and placements of stones in japan.He first worked in the netherlands and indonesia making abstract "gardens"in which he used stones as his main material.He decided to leave again to japan and build his studio in 1996.Here he is working every-day creating sculptures.
All artwork by Kees Ouwens Contemporary Dutch sculptor
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'Dravidian (Modern abstract Carved stone Outdoor statues)' by Kees Ouwens
Description: Abstract Carved Black Garden Unique sculpture for sale for Outside Outdoors Yard by the Dutch Sculptor working in Japan Kees Ouwens who writes.... "Sculpture made out of Black Indian Impala Granite".
'Black Rose (Carved stone Modern abstract sculptures/statues)' by Kees Ouwens
Description: Carved Stone Abstract Contemporary sculpture statue for sale for Outdoors Outside exterior display by Kees Ouwens It looks to me like a stone-flower in full bloom in the desert waiting for a drop of water.
'Guardian 1 (Modern abstract garden/Yard stone sculptures)' by Kees Ouwens
Description: Carved Stone Garden Unique statue for sale for Outside Outdoors in the Yard or Garden by the Outstanding International Sculptor Kees Ouwens, the Dutch Sculptor working in Japan who states... "I made 2 sculptures at the same time, guardian 1 and guardian 2. They were created out of a stone split in half."
'Stoic- stone (Carved abstract Modern Outdoors statues)' by Kees Ouwens
Description: Modern Abstract Carved Standing Stone Unique sculpture for sale for Outside Outdoors in the Garden or Urban Landscape by theOriginal Dutch Sculptor Working in Japan Kees Ouwens who writes.... "The sculptures was very quickly made in about 5 days. This for my show outside and I decided in Matsuyama city where they asked me to place some sculptures."
'Femininity (abstract Modern Carved stone sculptures/statues)' by Kees Ouwens
Description: Abstract Rough Hewn Standing Stone Unique statue for sale for display in the Garden Outside by the accomplished International Sculptor Kees Ouwens who describes this exciting sculpture..... " I found this stone in Outer-Mongolia were it was waiting for me to be picked up, transported and turned into a sculpture. Due to long periods of the harsh influences of nature it has a beautiful colour and or patina which I happily used."
'None (Conceptual Modern abstract Focal Point sculptures)' by Kees Ouwens
Description: Carved Focal Point Columnar Unique Garden statue for Sale for Outside Outdoors in the Yard or Garden by the Netherlands Artist Working in Japan who writes.... " I came to this idea of shape or way of creation through working on clay making objects. Where I was first making a rough shape and them cutting or slicing pieces off the clay resulting in this kind of shape."
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Thoreau
Hi Thank you for providing me with such a great service and wonderful sculpture … I can say more.... It`s a present for my fathers 80th and the perfect thing to have found for someone who already has most things! He`s an ornithologist too and adores the garden. We have bought it as a family and Nigel engraved our family crest on to it and went out of his way to deliver it to us saving us a fortune! It`s so heavy! I would be delighted if you used my comments! Thanks ... [Read more]
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