From 1977 to 1983 Frits Kloppers studied sculpture at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. He finds his inspiration in nature and the feminine form, which he sometimes relate to industrial design. His sculptures may be abstracted figures, or abstract forms with an animal name attached to it, like ‘Duck’.
His statues are first modelled in clay or plaster, after which the model is cast and sanded. He also uses the lost-wax casting technique. The last stage of the process is filing the sculpture and applying the patina to give it its distinctive colour of green, brown or blue. The artist has exhibited in The Netherlands and received invitations to give workshops in Slovenia. In 1996 he was invited to make a sculpture for the Dutch Embassy in Bogota (Columbia). A number of his sculptures are in private collections.
Frits Kloppers | Hermaphrodite | 89 cm | Bronze
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