Air dancer (1988) Eddy Roos

About the artwork

37 artists presented themselves for creating a work of art at the entrance to Delfshaven metro station, but the committee was sufficient to give one sketch assignment, the design of which was approved. Sculptor Eddy Roos designed a bronze statue of a dancer in a stainless steel ring for this square. He worked for a long time with a model for this sculpture in his studio and then he personally carried out this design in its actual size. Before it was placed in Delfshaven, the sculpture occupied an important place in an exhibition of Roos' work in the Singermuseum in Laren, comprising five rooms. For his bronze human figures, Roos often drew inspiration from choreographies of modern dance, such as this one Air dancer good to see. Since 1988 it has been on the square at the metro entrances.

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About the artist

The sculptor Eddy Roos (Amsterdam, 1949), who lives in Groningen, followed an artist education in Amsterdam and then a theater education. This combination also characterizes his oeuvre as a sculptor. He is influenced by Maillol, Brancusi and Giacometti. They were the ones who investigated the sculptural through deformation or simplification of form. He wanted to develop his own formal language, fueled by the emotionality of the phenomenon of dance, under the influence of Pina Bausch and others. In the time he did the sculpture Air dancer He also exhibits in the Singer Museum in Laren and receives a rave review in NRC Handelsblad. The 'Kunstbeeld' magazine devotes an article to its 'sensuality and abstraction'.

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