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  • Arjanne Van der Spek

    Galerie Fons Welters

    Arjanne van der Spek’s sculptures establish a subtle dialogue between the amorphous qualities of their material and the precise structuring of their elements. Un deux eins zwei hikkel pikkel, 1992, consists of four seemingly unfinished cement arcs at hip-level. Through the transparent base, the arcs seem to float. Polyester stones cast from a real stone—which stands in front of the arcs—are etched with the work’s title. Embodying the ability to outlast time, the original stone presents a sharp contrast to the almost weightless imitations. While the arcs appear uniform, their surfaces are, in

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