Reinier Lagendijk (NL, º1969)

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Collection of the Verbeke Foundation

During the growth of a year, the roots of the Miscanthus giganteus produced their own table and chair.

Ivy
2008-2012
Collection of the Verbeke Foundation

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Collection of the Verbeke Foundation

4000 printed pages of paper depicting a slice of a tree trunk, piled up and severed into two stacks. On the sides of the stacks teh rest of the trunk emerges due to the saturation of the paper.

The work of Reinier Lagendijk consists of making images, installations and monumental work in which nature plays a prominent role. Nature is his material, with all the possibilities and limitations in it, he seeks the limits, often intuitive and experimental. In his sculptures and installations he plays with the malleability of nature. He affects growth processes and lets his works lead to predetermined forms. His visual language consists of archetypal images that are with us from our childhood, combined with humor and poetry he lets nature start a dialogue with non-natural data, such as steel and plastic. All his work refers to the cultivation of our nature and our landscape. This cultivation of nature, the question how nature and culture relate to each other, its starting point and inspiration.

Verbeke Foundation