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Tom Claassen: Hond

 

Tom Claassen’s (1964) work serves to embrace space and highlight gaps. He attempts to create the most archetypical shape as quickly as possible. By scraping, creating a universally recognisable shape, you will immediately notice the sculpture’s autonomy, and the essence, an archetypical manifestation, is what remains. Claassen plays with the basic principles of sculpture; with monumentalism, volume, perspectives and the skin all playing an important role. This is what makes the sculptures solid and robust, whilst also making them open and accessible to a wider audience.