ron van der ende: bas relief in reclaimed wood
ron van der ende: bas relief in reclaimed wood ron van der ende: bas relief in reclaimed wood
mar 10, 2011

ron van der ende: bas relief in reclaimed wood

‘still life’, 2010 bas-relief in salvaged wood 180 x 102 x 12 cm

rotterdam-based sculptor ron van der ende focuses on creating wall-mounted bas-reliefs constructed from salvaged wood. he utilizes all of the reclaimed wood’s original colors – not painting it himself – and textures to create his three-dimensional compositions of photo realistic mosaics. van der ende collects old planks and doors to develop his sculptures, many of which mimick various iconic forms of transportation. his work was recently presented by seattle gallery ambach & rice at the armory show 2011.

‘S.T. (wood stack)’, 2011 bas-relief in salvaged wood 165 x 106 x 14 cm

‘drifting north’, 2010 bas-relief in salvaged wood 242 x 108 x 16 cm

‘mum (grand pianola piece), 2011 bas-relief in salvaged wood 122 x 132 x 10cm

‘voiture balai’, 2010 bas-relief in salvaged wood 255 x 112 x 10 cm

‘corsair’, 2010 bas-relief in salvaged wood 180 x 87 x 12 cm

‘KO valkyrie’, 2010 bas-relief in salvaged wood 212 x 130 x 15 cm

‘bathyscaphe trieste’, 2010 bas-relief in salvaged wood 110 x 84 x 12 cm

‘limo 1’, 2009 – based on the cadillac fleetwood, state car to ronald reagan in the early eightiesbas-relief in reclaimed timbers 184 x 115 x 112 cm

  • this is imo one of the best dutch artists around nowadays. love his work, especially the more industrial objects and the objects that relate to my childhood!

    cj says:
  • Awesome work!

    jc says:
  • Not sure this is art but it’s certainly fun, inventive, witty, and beautifully executed.

    Tom P says:
  • To Tom P,

    Yes it is art, no doubt about it. You may sleep beautifully tonight.
    Kind regards,

    Gimmy says:

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