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To this day, his work is paid due attention by museums at home and abroad and by private collectors all over the world.
José Vermeersch presents these well-known images in a unique way. He starts with the feet and from there, piece by piece, he molds all body parts from thin layers of clay. As the base dries and can provide support, the whole picture grows out. Vermeersch often uses different types of clay interchangeably.
Vermeersch deliberately leaves the traces of the construction process visible, or deliberately creates openings. In this way he makes it clear that the image is hollow and creates an impression of lightness, of fragility. The ceramic is a skin, breathable and vulnerable.
At least as often he has left the movement undefined, only showing its beginnings or excluding it altogether. Standing figures without heads and arms therefore lose no expressive power.
This sculpture is a very exceptional and early work from 1969, due to its exceptional size and technique of the hollow statue, where the statue is not completely finished.
José Vermeersch died in 1997.
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