Curled ribbons (1984) Ineke Visser

Otto Snoek
About the artwork

The image Curled ribbons is exemplary of the work of artist Ineke Visser, who usually works in large volumes. It is characteristic of the constructivist approach of the 1980s; a large image that with its dimensions and color contrast wants to compete with the built environment. From various angles, the bright red four-meter-high plastic offers varied shapes. The two steel tubes with a curl at the end together have a weight of 70.000 kilo. On Wednesday 5 September 1984 the statue was unveiled by the Queen Schelto Patijn's commissioner. The work has been realized in the percentage scheme for the construction of the Oosterhof shopping center. It was a gift from the Bredero construction company to the former district of Prince Alexander on the occasion of the completion of this shopping center.

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About the artist

The Rotterdam artist Ineke Visser (The Hague, 1947) attended the art academy in The Hague, in the direction of sculpture and monumental. She has designed various large sculptures for inside and outside, working with large metal volumes, both figurative and abstract. On the roof of the Alexandrium shopping center is a wire sculpture of three planes by her hand.

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