For the art project Samen Smeden (Forging Together) Freerk Wieringa constructed a mobile blacksmith shop, to be able to leave behind a permanent sculpture in the heart of Nieuwegein. Together […]
In his sculptures Freerk Wieringa incorporates icons from the low and high culture. So next to daily references such as cars and American footbal Wieringa uses academic references such as the base and the traditional function of an image as a monument. Identity and how this is shaped by archetypes, commerce, religion and other extreme factors fascinates him greatly. The use of steel makes Wieringas work a powerful presence. The hardness of the material also has an impact on his method. A mistake is not as easy to recover in a more malleable material. This intensive method forces him to make informed choices of form.