Untitled (1988) Bob Bonies
A work of art was requested in front of the police station south of the main entrance. Artist Bob Bonies designed a powerful vertically oriented plastic for this; a visual center that determines the surrounding space. Bonies wanted elements from the building, such as a roof and stairs, to be reflected in the image. The dimensions of this image are therefore in line with the structure of the building. The artist was also inspired by image-determining elements from Hoogvliet and Rotterdam (such as harbor elements and cranes). This image is a typical example of environmental art from the 80.
Bob Bonies (The Hague, 1937) studied at the Free Academy and the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague and Stockholm. He carried out assignments for the ministries of WVC and VROM, NS, PTT and various municipalities such as Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. He was a consultant for the government and various municipalities, as well as the Council for the Arts. He was also director of the Free Academy in The Hague. Bonies was a member of the New Images League.