Art “GIANT SCULPTURE”, the work of the duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

“GIANT SCULPTURE”, the work of the duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Emanuele D'Angelo

On the highest point of the Belgian nature reserve of Hoge Mouw, the Gijs Van Vaerenbergh collective formed by Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh has completed its latest work entitled “GIANT SCULPTURE”.

Located near Kasterlee in the north of Belgium, this varied landscape with coniferous forests on sandy soil, with moors, peat bogs, open sand currents, hollow roads and streams is also rich in mystical stories dating back to pre-Christian cultures.

The sculpture is conceived as a domed faceted shell, its face has the classical features typical of Greek sculpture, composed of 2115 welded metal triangles 6 mm thick.

The site-specific artwork “GIANT SCULPTURE” by artists of Belgian origin has been installed in an intimate forest clearing on top of a 30-meter-high earth dune. The head that looks as if it has just been discovered, while the rest of the body remains hidden beneath the surface, rises from the sand like a vestige of ancient times.

Written by Emanuele D'Angelo
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