Bernar Venet

216.5˚ Arc x 21

Dyke Wenduine, Rotunda
De Haan - Wenduine  


The works of the French sculptor Bernar Venet are indeterminate forms, but can be read as extreme enlargements of scratched lines, punctuation marks and accents. His lignes indéterminées are at first sight very abstract, but give the impression of pieces of writing on a contrasting ground. Venet also often makes use of mathematical signs and in this way triesto underline the concepts of time and space in his sculptures. With his steel sculptures Venet is not only represented in various important international museum and private collections, but is also present in the public space. So during an exhibition in Versailles his steel arches framed one of the existing sculptures, just as if they put it in parenthesis and offered the horse and rider a kind of laurel crown. Using corten steel gives the arches a particular surface, which reflects the surrounding light in a special way.