REINHOUD (D’HAESE) (1928 – 2007)
He studied with Olivier Strebelle at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur de la Cambre, on the insistence of his brother Roel, who is seven years his senior. Through Olivier Strebelle he got in touch with Pierre Alechinsky, another artist from the Cobra movement. This artistic group had such an influence on him that he decided to join it. His unusual sculptures are polymorphic or metamorphic beings: vegetable animals, animallike plants, anthropoid flora, insects with tall, spindly legs,… Since 1961 human figures have completed this bestiary with a whole spectrum of grotesque attitudes. These strange beings are arranged in groups and perform human activities. The artist works with brass and red copper, lead, with a preference for copper and tin, because these materials are easier to shape and enable him to complete his fantastical creations more quickly.