Sjatoodoo (1989) Kees Verschuren

photo Otto Snoek
About the artwork

On a sloping slope with a circular extension in the water, two steel shapes have been erected with ribs and columns, between which a water staircase is made of concrete with tear plate. A wide stream of water is led into the canal via pumps via the stairs. Sjatoodoo is an architectural water sculpture, realized during the construction of the Brainpark office complex, on the initiative of the land company and CBK Rotterdam. Visual artist Kees Verschuren called it 'Water Castle' in Rotterdam Sjatoodoo (referring to Chateau d'Eau). The statue was unveiled on September 28, 1989 by Joop Linthorst (then alderman for Finance, Land Affairs and Art Affairs) and Wim Crouwel (then director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen).

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About the artist

Kees Verschuren (Princenhagen, 1941) is a monumental visual artist who also makes drawings and textile works. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He was also active as an autonomous art teacher at academies and as an advisor to a number of municipalities. Verschuren lives and works in Scheveningen.

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