Inspired by time, memory, and mortality, Regardt Van Der Meulen feels intrigued by the day of human life ad the erosion of surroundings and manifests this in his unique steel sculptures. Curious? Keep reading and find out everything about these amazing steel sculptures, that you’ll love!
Fragmented and oversized, his steel sculptures place the solid material with the movement inherent in the figures’ poses and the shapes of their garments. Each of their bodies is incomplete, whether through a bisected limb or torso gaping with negative space, which makes it even more mysterious and unusual!
The figures are interrupted by branches, geometric pieces, and erosion, working as metaphors for mental and physical instability, as well as the uncertain state of the natural world and civilization.
Based in Johannesburg, Regardt Van Der Meulen exposes the vulnerability of the body in his works, expressing how both minute and drastic changes modify its presentation.
“People habitually live with a misled sense of security, the illusion that our environment or civilization is dependable and static. Often times the dangers and violence of the current world we live in interrupts and the illusion of safety is exposed.”
Regardt Van Der Meulen
The artist uses steel as the material for his sculptures since it’s usually associated with the impression of unmoving strength. Each of his steel sculpture figures creates the notion that they are incomplete, melting or being pulled apart, deconstructed by a force either from within or without.