Rik Poot - Zittende figuur

Description
Rik Poot - Zittende figuur
Bronze - Hand signed - 9/10 - 1982

Rik Poot (20 March 1924, Vilvoorde – 16 December 2006, Jette) was a Flemish visual artist who focused on bronze sculptures and assemblages in metal.
Essential in the formal language of Poot are the hollow spaces between the bronze parts from which his sculptures are constructed.
By creating these openings, his monumental statues get some light and a certain fragility at the same time. His works were given a powerful and expressive rhythm.
Despite the common distortions of the figures, Poots statues always remain recognizable. His style was of a classic modernism.
All his life he remained in solidarity with the little man. This is evidenced, among other things, by his piece ‘Strijd voor Arbeid’, an 8-metre-high steel fist, erected in Vilvoorde after the closure of the Renault factories there. Poot also immortalized politicians and writers in busts, such as Jean-Luc Dehaene, Leo Tindemans and Marnix Gijsen. a classic modernism.

Lot details
Artist
Rik Poot
Title of artwork
Zittende figuur
Technique
Bronze
Signature
Hand signed
Year
1982
Period
1980-1989
Edition
9/10
Condition
As new
Image size
26.5×13 cm
Total dimensions
26.5×11×13 cm
Sold with frame
No
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