Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Brightly coloured sculptures converge in large wall installations, where they become part of a single story. Grids and lines lead your gaze from one character to the next, connecting them as families or generations. Patterns give the figures an almost architectural framework and link them to props. Bits and pieces of the story are revealed as you recognize visual elements, but nowhere does it let itself be fully unravelled.
After an initially more uniform colouration, Frode Bolhuis' use of colour became more varied and bold. The extent to which he elaborated the figures likewise changed. Now their poses and body proportions vary greatly, and if you zoom in on their faces, they are more detailed and individual than before. Not archetypes, but almost portraits, although Frode never models them after existing people; they take shape through his hands. ‘For a while I made a new sculpture every day and when you do that, things often seem to happen spontaneously. It felt like a magical process, but I wanted to go further – to have more control, but also to see if I could go beyond myself.’