“Monumentality was born out of the wish to capture universal archetypes of strength and aesthetic power”
Fen de Villiers seeks to display universal strength in his work. His sculptures form mental touchstones around aspects of society he feels should be monumentalized. He stresses the necessity for these elements to be contemplated and gazed upon, a process he calls ‘aesthetic consumption’.
The sculptor guides our imagination through the work. He invites us not only to consider the setting and motivations of the figures, but also the places and historical events they dwelled within.
Fen translates archetypal subjects into powerful or even heroic images, although always wishes that the viewer can find his own interpretation.
Exhibition by Fen de Villiers
at Galerie Verbeeck - Van Dyck
Bronze and stone sculpture, print work and drawings.
Artists: Fen de Villiers