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Wietse Eeken's work method has a strong traditional character, even though he has a very contemporary use of materials. Within the work the dualism between the radical and the traditionalism is very much on front. On the one side it is about the sculptural work at its most pure form, the material, the form, and the honesty of the process. On the other side there is the story behind the form, which isn't always subtle or nuanced. The work should be seen as illustration of this story; a set of references to literature and pop culture that is continuously molded into new forms. Story lines appear and disappear whenever the figures that inhabit the story take on a new appearance. The work Wietse Eeken makes is never a glamorous statement but a serious translation of his most particular reality.
Wietse Eeken (1975) lives and works in Rotterdam.