Jeroen Verhoeven: Lectori Salutem

Jeroen Verhoeven: Lectori Salutem
Library Shelf Location 18.VERH
Publication Date 2013

Jeroen Verhoeven took the hand-drawn sketches of 19th-century French cabinetmaker Francois Linke to a computer and distorted them to create a unique fusion of art and furniture design. While one end rests on an upturned lip like base, the other stands on hind legs. To create the strikingly beautiful contrast, one side of the desk shows smooth curves and the other reveals the exquisiteness of the engineering inside. While ostensibly a desk, produced through a combination of highly-skilled craftsmanship and carefully-programmed technical processes, the personal mark of the maker is strongly evident within the work as two silhouette portraits of the artist's design collaborators, Joep Verhoeven and Judith de Graauw, are subtly shaped into its undulating surfaces. Thus, the piece combines design functionality with an artistic rhetoric that subliminally communicates the importance of Verhoeven's immediate creative circle.

ISBN 9780956990488
Quantity 1
Pages 64
Authors Harry Blain, Robert Cook
Format Hardback
Publisher Blain|Southern, London
Related Artist Jeroen Verhoeven
Category Sculpture

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