Shooting disc (1966) Gust Romijn

Bob Goedewaagen
About the artwork

In 1966 this was Shooting disc noted in the workshop of Gust Romijn by some delegates from the municipality of Rotterdam. The statue was purchased on the spot and placed in a park near the Weena, which was then called 'the Worstbos'. Due to new construction, the image was removed and stored in the depot for a long time. At the insistence of the artist, the statue was restored and the Shooting disc relocated in 1998 within the Katendrecht arts plan on the Linker Veerdam in the Buizenpark. The image is described by Hein van Haren as a technical construction: a painting in space, manifesting itself as a large toy that cannot be ignored.

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About the artist

Gust Romijn (Noordwijkerhout, 1922 - Dreischor, 2010) worked as a sculptor, graphic artist and painter. Together with Louis van Roode and Piet Rovers, he belonged to the Window group, consisting of young Rotterdam graphic artists. He also joined the New Images League during that period. He participated in the World Exhibition in Brussels (1958). Romijn was awarded the National 5 May Graph Prize (1955) and the Prix Suisse (1957). The artist lived and worked most of his career in Rotterdam, until he moved to Dreischor on Schouwen-Duiveland in 1982.

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