Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Untitled, 1996

Center of The Hague: Spui - Grote Markstraat - Kalvermarkt

Part of The Sculpture Gallery

You will have to look closely, but this sculpture really consists of just one head. One that is constructed from branches made of bronze and therefore is completely transparent. The sculptures by the Iceland-born sculptor Sigurdur Gudmundsson (1942) are easily recognizable. As a base he chose primitive forms like a house, a boat, a tower or a head. This gives his sculptures a timeless and universal quality. By executing the shapes in unusual materials or by building them in an unexpected way, they become personal and poetic.

Sigurdur Gudmundsson, 1996, 'Untitled', bronze
photo: Renate Boere, Cas Marks, Laurens van der Pool