Bowl on the table (1990) Bas Maters
The Berkelplein, on which this artwork is displayed, was created by landscape architect Oosterhoff in collaboration with artist Bas Maters. The image is called Bowl on the table and forms a mark in the pavement of the square, which is characterized by a circular shape with concrete walls and adjoining benches. With this large abstract spatial work, Maters wanted to create a personal environment by placing a meter-high bowl on an equally high table, under which residents can hide, as if it were an arbor. This image came about within the framework of the urban beautification fund and was a collaboration between CBK Rotterdam and the residents' association Kralingen-West.
Bas Maters (Arnhem, 1949 - De Steeg, 2006) studied from 1966 to 1971 at the Academy of Visual Arts and Crafts in Arnhem. He was a member of the Abals and Teldesign Group and is best known as an environmental artist of the Arnhem School. Maters taught at the Architecture, Design and Monumental department of the Arnhem academy.