P. Tegenbosch

Typically, the work of Heringa/Van Kalsbeek is built up around a core that usually consists of a realistic object embedded in what perhaps can best be described as a three-dimensional painting. The core is absorbed within lines and planes of cast synthetic material, ropes and parts of plants, creating a dynamic and sensual splurge of colour and form.

The French philosopher Merleau-Ponty claimed that ‘human vision is a physical process, The visible world is inextricably bound up with the vision of one’s own body as it moves in that world.’ The sculptures of Heringa/Van Kalsbeek require a similar approach. You have to encircle them as it were and to view them from all sides in order to be able to fully experience them.