Rein van der Gaag
architect & sculptor
ARCHITECTURE and SCULPTING
In my work I push myself to look beyond the safety of familiar forms. I am looking for visual coherence and conceptualize that in my search for new forms, and experiment with these.
I start off with one ore more irrational ideas or thoughts. Realizing form models and sketches based on those ideas inspire me to equip myself with the skills necessary to explore new possibilities.
In engaging challenges as results of these experiments the autonom objects - architectural models / sculptures- are accomplished.
The objects imply order, balance and control, but at the same time also coincidence, disorder and the irrational. Due to the variety of materials I work with, the sculptures per small group are often related in terms of image language and theme.
I set myself the goal of creating autonomous work; that I make sculptures that are elementary and monumental. I am searching for the balance between the relationship to reality and the autonomous expression of the idea which I started.
- Fenix Rotterdam. Group expo August 28 - September 8
- Kunstroute Kralingen Crooswijk. Group expo October 5 - 6
- Exposition Vondelweg 87 R'dam December 7 -14
- Kootsekade 19 R'dam Group Expo Cancelled
- Stadstimmerhuis Rotterdam Cancelled
- Laurenskerk Rotterdam Cancelled
- Markthal Rotterdam, Group of 4 artists July
- Galerie RAR Spijkenisse, Group of 5 artists November
Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Rotterdam. Visual Arts
Sculptor Member CBK, Karmijn Kunstenaarscollectief
Academie van Bouwkunst Rotterdam. Architecture
Architect MSc Registered
In the nineties I began practicing as an architect in association with building companies and later on as independent architect/ planner and adviser (www.brixdevelopment.com).
Since 2016 I started working mainly autonom as an architect and sculptor in my studio on the Vondelweg 87 in Rotterdam. All the work shown on my portfolio is from 2017 till present.