Sick and healed (2010) Albert Kramer
Commissioned by the former borough of Charlois, artist Albert Kramer made a statue that was placed on the sidewalk in front of the Medisch Punt Charlois, a GP station. The work has the appropriate title Sick and healed, because "you go to the doctor sick and come out of it again," according to the artist on his website. The green figure is slightly crooked and does not feel well, the yellow figure has the chin slightly raised and feels good. At the client's request, the images were placed on an oval sofa, which thus serves as a base for the figures. The bank is a meeting place or an outside waiting area for patients of the Medical Point. It acts as a landmark.
Albert Kramer (Rotterdam, 1954) was originally a painter and draftsman, but in recent years he has been working a lot on assignments in public spaces, both in his hometown of Rotterdam and elsewhere in the Netherlands. The surroundings, history or use and function of a place can be a reason for his designs, which take the form of images, play objects and murals. They are cheerful, accessible and appealing.