Ron van der Ende: Bas-Relief Reclaimed Wood Sculptures

Ron van der Ende: Bas-Relief Reclaimed Wood Sculptures

Erin Heath
Mar 21, 2011

These wall-mounted bas-relief sculptures are constructed by Rotterdam based artist Ron van der Ende using reclaimed wood…

In van der Ende's words:

I collect old doors and stuff. Old painted wood that I find in the street. I take it apart and skin it to obtain a 3mm thick veneer with the old paint layers still intact. I construct bas-reliefs that I cover with these veneers much like a constructed mosaic. I do not paint them!

His sculptures are nearly flat, but with his use of perspective, van der Ende creates the illusion that these objects have mass and depth-- blurring the lines of reality between the 2-D and the 3-D. Learn more about Ron van her Ende's work and method on his site and his interview on Diskursdisko.

Images: Ron van der Ende

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