Plaster, steel, burlap, clay, cardboard, paint, charcoal, pigment, 2018
The sculptures of Tim Mathijsen follow an investigate attitude towards the physical reality of sculpture and ornamental shapes. The tangible, visible reality, in the shape of public sculptures, random, and everyday objects and shapes, is used by Mathijsen as an infinite source of references. Mathijsen makes moulds, copies, lends, and reconsiders. By remaking recognisable shapes, and by reproducing them in a heavily sculpted manner, he creates installations that investigate their own sculptural and ornamental appearance, while questioning the authenticity and desired shapes of the objects that served as their source material.
SMUDGEN – group show with Janine van Oene, Pim Blokker & Tim Mathijsen
6 October – 10 November 2018
Galerie Gerhard Hofland
Photos by Franz Mueller Schmidt, 2018