Koen de Vries
Gevonden gezichten

With ‘Baadsters’ I have made a group of statues for the first time that belongs to a fountain or water feature. For this group I was inspired by the pleasure of immersion in the water, which can arise when you are with people. The repetition creates a rhythm, the rhythm is different depending on the angle from which you look. And the interaction of the images also changes.

I intend to develop this theme further in the coming years. This one shows me that I still have a lot to discover


Smiling, the first reading glasses are put into use. Also, a first sign of physical decline. I had already made this statue before this happened to me. The model a colleague of mine, is focusing his varifocals glasses with his entire face. During the making of this sculpture this struck me, but also the similarity with the woman from the famous staircase scene of the classic film Battleship Potjomkin . An indignation about the destruction that is brought by soldiers against civilians, and from which she herself cannot escape. Whenever I come across this image I smile and seize the day.