Sculpture in Carrara marble (1982)
The artist wanted to give the “Driehoek in beweging” (Moving Triangle) which is exhibited in the station hall a specifically dynamic character, because the metro passenger has neither the time nor the inclination to concentrate on a work of art. The play of the light and the purity of the material accentuate the lines and add shadows to them. Negative becomes positive and vice-versa. It is a static work of art which becomes dynamic through the eyes of the moving passer-by. Not one surface is left to chance. We recognise the circle as a cycle of life, the contrast between the concave front and the convex back, the purity of the material and design and the accentuated shadows. The passer-by notices the sculpture, or does not notice it. The artist’s intention was to create a reciprocal dialogue.
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HILDE VAN SUMERE (1932 – 2013)
Hilde Van Sumere followed a monumental sculpture course at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Brussels with Jacques Moeschal (Gare du Midi station). Her creativity rests on a powerful, simple but essential form. Her works are often geometric abstract pieces, but which still radiate a subtle sensitivity. Other than marble she has also created beautiful works in polyester, Corten steel and Perspex. Her sculptures are autonomous, self sufficient objects which reflect her vision of the world. Light plays an important role in Hilde Van Sumere’s work. This is why the detailed finishing to the different materials which she uses is so important in the design of her sculptures.