Philip Van Isacker - Staande figuur en Torso
About the statue:
Two male figures - mediating statues- made in a careful, practically caressing way, nevertheless in a clear and quickly analysable composition, as the artist intended it, somewhat lost in “nature”.
Purchased in 2000.
About the Artist:
Philippe Van Isacker studied Law and Art History at the University of Ghent. He became a sculptor, painter and conceptual artist later on. He exhibited his work at the Venice Biennale in 1990. His minimalistic, mediating sculptures contain a task: when confronted, they ask the spectator to actively participate and to mentally complete his works that often seem unfinished.
He uses materials that are not very resistant. By doing so, he suggests a certain disintegration in time. He once described his sculptures as monuments that promote the right to doubt.