Rien Monshouwer, Beeld, 1994

Center of The Hague: Spui - Grote Markstraat - Kalvermarkt

Part of The Sculpture Gallery

At first sight you see a tower with an openwork construction. It is only then that you see the word. The sculpture consists of sturdy, monumental letters on top of each other. Rien Monshouwer (1947) is interested in the effect words, shapes, colours and meanings have on their environment. Many of his sculptures and installations are a cross between a word image and a character sign. He transforms words into images and thus gives ‘visual language' a tangible form. This word image looks like a piece of architecture, but functions as a monument to language.

Rien Monshouwer, 1994, ‘Beeld’, bronze
photo: Renate Boere, Cas Marks, Laurens van der Pool
Rien Monshouwer, 1994, ‘Beeld’, bronze
photo: Hein van Liempd