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 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.
• NEXT EXHIBITIONS
- 8-9-10 en 16-17 november
Hohenbuscher Strasse Erkelenz (D)
Buren bij kunstenaars
Nachtegaalstraat 33 Ingelmunster (B)
- August 15th till 18th
OPEN DAYS SCULPTURE GARDEN maARTen ironart
Special guest Marianne Bongers paintings
- March 16, 2019 until March 20, 2020
KIV Outside. Kunst in Valkenburg (Art in Valkenburg)
Chateau St Gerlach (NL)
- 30th May until 2nd June Ascensionday and following weekend
Art without Borders (Kunst zonder Grenzen)
7 artists (Belgium, Netherlands, Germany) exhibit in my
sculpturegarden and workshop.
Daily 11.00- 17.00
- 29/30 th June
Kasteelfeesten Grathem (NL)
- 7/8 - 14/15 - 21/22 september
Kunst in der Fabrik
- Restaurant Smaakkamer Lavendel
From March I exhibit sculptures in this quality restaurant.
Located on the ancient market of Maaseik (B)
• NOW IN GALERIES
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