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Niels van Bunningen

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Decay, 2012 Bronze, Brass, Steel & Gold © Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Ron Mandos
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Japan, 2010 Steel, Brass, Silver, Pigments & PU Foam 40cm
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Vodou Child, 2009 Discarded Metals, Cloth and Plastic 1m © Courtesy of the Artist
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Sick man's dream, 2013 Steel, Brass, Bronze, Wood and a Jacket +/- 3m*3m*3m © Courtesy of the Artist
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Primitif, 2009 Steel, Cloth & Wood 1m80 © Courtesy of the Artist
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Besançon
Birth year
1988
Lives in
Arnhem
Works in
Arnhem
Schools
ArteZ, Academy of Fine Arts Arnhem, 2012, BA
Representing galleries
NA
Tags
figurative, sculpture
Presentation

Ideologies in life, the decay of values and material are the themes present in the monumental work of van Bunningen.
Encompassing notions as primitivism and urbanism underlie his work.
The indestructible material impresses and contradicts the decay. His work emphasizes the moment of a monument. One of the sculptures presents the erosion of ideologies such as communism, fascism or capitalism.
The work moves towards a large-size physical appearance of a personified historical moment.
Van Bunningen says:
"My work is celebrating individual life beyond the body. It is a homage to individuality, a cathedral of a new religion."
The interests and the vision of the artist result then in large sculptural pieces, where the experience of the material is strong, and the size has an absorbing effect.

Angela Serino (Amsterdam, June 2012)