Fulltime artist MAARTEN VAESSEN passionately makes iron rust sculptures. Maarten deliberately didn’t follow a specific Art Academy as he wouldn’t follow the teachers’ instructions anyway.


Mostly abstract, sometimes figurative; Maarten’s pieces are always pure and robust as he works with iron as his core material, sometimes combining it with large boulders he finds on the banks of the river Maas.


He forms iron with his tools and hands creating a particular style allowing for coarse welding seams, leaving splashes of hot iron on his work and incorporating dents and cracks.  His gardensculptures get even more fascinating over time as rain, snow and ice will cause his work to rust in various tones of brown and orange.


Art pieces are secured on heavy, hardwood plinths, which are oftentimes made of old and weathered sea bollards. Creating a balanced and very robust combination.


Maarten’s 4000 m2 large Sculpture Garden and workshop in Kessenich, Belgium can be freely visited. In addition, he also selected a few galleries to sell his pieces. Lastly he tours Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany with his unique mobile gallery.

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- 1-3 May Kunsttour Heinsberg. (Germany)

   With my mobile Gallery  I exhibit on the location Haus                Hohenbusch. Erkelenz.


-  21-24 May. Kunst Zonder Grenzen.  Kessenich (Belgium)

   8 Belgium, German and Dutch artist exhibit in my     

   sculpturegarden. Live music.

- 28 May till 6 August Kunst aan de Dommel

   Borkel en Schaft (Holland)

- 17 -19 July Biennale Art en Morvan

   La Grande Verriére (France)

-  11-13 sept. Art Weekend at Castle Cartils Wijlre (Holland)


-  3-18 okt. Kunst In Der Fabrik. Oberbruch (Germany)

-  6-15 nov. Identität(s)schichten. Erkelenz (Germany)

   Lokation Haus Hohenbusch

- Restaurant Smaakkamer Lavendel

  I exhibit sculptures in this quality restaurant.

  Located on the ancient market of Maaseik (Belgium)



Gallery and sculpturegarden Giardino.

            Berg en Terblijt Maastricht NL

Gallery De Chêne. Merksplas Turnhout  B

Gallery Rembrandt. Eindhoven NL

Gallery Lieve Lambrech. Merendree B

Gallery Art VAlley. Herne B