Bas De Wit

Dutch artist Bas De Wit has been creating grotesque, surreal objects and settings through appropriation of almost organic characteristics to his sculptural references to Greek columns, Roman bust statues, or canvas paintings. While bent pillars or deflated and twisted effigies feel otherworldly from a distance, his technical experimentation with the properties and possibilities of the multicolored polyester results in endless layers of colors and textures which open up upon closer inspection. This whole approach is informed with the interest to comment on the transience of culture and a glorification of irrational thought while present the humorous perspective on the struggle of humanity and the drag of the everyday.