Abstract sculptures made of plastics, such as epoxy and fibreglass-reinforced polyester

This websites showcases my larger abstract plastic sculptures made of plastics. They are robust shapes with agile lines, soft, round shapes in a flaming red yet warm and loving colour. The surfaces are flat, which fits with the shapes; I want all attention to go the tension in my sculptures, in which the lines go towards something without being disturbed by bumps or gaps. They are essentially simple forms with a lot of velocity. They are who or what they are... perhaps movements becoming silent?

I've chosen for epoxy or plastics because these materials can be finished in a very 'tight' way, and because they're lightweight and weather-resistant. The primary colour red is in balance with the robust shapes; they aren't competitors, but strenghten each other!

You can take a look at my sculptures by clicking on 'Rodekunst' in the grey bar above. Each photo is clickable and includes a small bit of explanatory text.

How do the shapes of my sculptures emerge?

I usually start with a figurative shape as a source of inspiration. This is often a human posture, but it could also be a day-to-day object, or an idea which simply comes up out of the proverbial blue. Something in a model or object attracts me; I want to start working with it and see what comes out when I start shaping the sculpture. I always aim to release the 'maximum tension' which I see in an object, in a shape which is as clean as possible. In doing this, some parts are made less important (or might even disappear completely), and other parts get strongly exaggerated. Sometimes, my designs deviate so much from the original source of inspiration that they almost become abstract models by themselves. But that doesn't matter - as long as the aforementioned tension is visible!

Smaller sculptures made of metals such as bronze and stainless steel

I also have a smaller version in bronze of a selection of designs, which emit a warm glow. Polished bronze sculptures can only be kept in their original state when kept inside.

You can read on and learn more by clicking on Metal in the bar above.