Wietse Eeken, Nijmegen 1975
Wietse Eeken is a Rotterdam based sculptor. His work method has a strong traditional character, even though he has a very contemporary use of materials. All his figures represent a darker kind of humor and an almost macabre sense of reality. Within the work the dualism between the radical and the traditionalism is very much on front. On of the one side it is about the sculptural work at its most pure form, the material, the form and the honesty of the process. On the other side there is the story behind the form, which isn't always subtle or nuanced. The work Wietse Eeken makes is never a glamorous statement but moreover a serious translation of his most particular reality.