Untitled (2000) Herman Lamers

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About the artwork

This work consists of a flat, slightly raised oval shape with a top layer of terrazzo and a pattern of a congealed concentration of drops of water, representing foamy bow water. A precondition for this assignment was that the artwork should not obstruct the view over the Maas. On the other hand, there was the wish of residents to give the place a certain intimacy. In addition, artist Herman Lamers had to deal with the redevelopment plan of the Prinsenhoofd, consisting of new furniture, special paving and low masonry walls. Spatially, the work has a major effect, because it puts the vastness in perspective. You can understand it as a water place within an island. Lamers says that with this work he wants to give autonomy to looking over the water. The work is part of the concept 'MS Noordereiland'by artist Joe Cillen, an idea in which the entire Noordereiland is seen as a ship in the Maas.

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About the artist

Herman Cornelis Lamers (Bussum, 1954) is a Rotterdam sculptor, installation artist, photographer and draftsman. He studied from 1975 to 1980 at the Minerva Academy in Groningen. He always works in a spatial, sometimes abstract but more often in a figurative visual language, always dependent on and in relation to the environment. His work can be seen in galleries and exhibition spaces and he has various commissions in public space, including a number in Rotterdam.

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