shadow art by fred eerdekens
shadow art by fred eerdekens shadow art by fred eerdekens
mar 09, 2012

shadow art by fred eerdekens

‘cutout’, 2010 
steel, light source
 7 × 20 x 20 cm edition of 3 private collection

the light and sculpture work of belgian artist fred eerdekens is, in its finished form, shadow images. each piece is crafted from materials which have been altered by eerdekens in such a way that the observer is able to read his shadow creations. eerdekens has developed a portfolio in which every piece is light-contingent. the shadows cast from the sculpted objects spell out the meaning of each work, as if the artist also speaks to the manifestation of fleeting memory. clipped phrases are formed from either the negative or positive space offered by a projected light interacting with the solid material. the resulting piece is one of a multidimensional message for the gallery goer– sculpture and significant language joined to form the piece in its entirety.

a selection of eerdekens work is on display in ‘words and dreams’ beginning march 17th at magda danysz gallery in paris.

‘neo deo’, 2002

synthetic material, light projector

Ø 1400 x 400 cm

‘neo deo’, additional view

‘my emotions escaped from language’, 2011

copper, light source

18 × 65 x 14 cm

‘could suggest something…’, 1999
 copper, light source 
14 x 220 x 18 cm

additional view of ‘could suggest something…’

  • LOVE

    MAX says:
  • That if very cool! I am always amazed at the creative ideas that are on this site!
    Thanks for the great pics.

    Tina H says:
  • adorei !

    joaorosa says:
  • nice. reminds me of markus raetz.

    oliver says:
  • This is child’s play. Check out Larry Kagan’s work. Similar idea, but much more intricate.

    Steve says:
  • thanks to Oliver

    chyz says:
  • brilliant! 🙂

    robzrock says:

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