Chaise longue (1984) Dora Dolz
This Chaise longue van Dora Dolz was created at the initiative of Café Zochers and the artist himself. Dolz paints and works in ceramics. Her bench in Het Park is not only an object to look at, but is actually made to sit on and use. The statue is composed of baked and glazed pieces of ceramic. Dolz uses pronounced colors and shapes in her objects, which therefore get something theater-like. This sofa is therefore an extremely extrovert collection of curls and waves, reminiscent of a soft thick fabric and not hard glaze. Seen from the front, the sofa appears distorted: just like the pieces of furniture in the warm, colorful interiors that Dolz paints and whose depth effect is just not quite right.
Dora Dolz (Barcelona, 1941 - Rotterdam, 2008) has been making colorful, monumental ceramic vases and furniture since the late 1970s. She incorporated fan shapes, fruit and shell shapes into her work. She baked all the details of her ceramic objects separately, after which she assembled them. In 1993, Dora Dolz received the Judith Leyster Prize; an important biennial prize for female artists.