Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects,
Ruud Kuijer makes abstract sculptures and includes recognizable forms. He fits in with the tradition of modernist sculpture but has an entirely individual approach to the language of abstract imagery.
Ruud Kuijer (1959) studied at the Royal Academy for Art and Design in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. He has been exhibiting in the Netherlands and abroad since 1986. He has had exhibitions at the Central Museum of Utrecht, the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague (including a solo exhibition in 1986) and the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg (solo 1996-1997). His work can be found in the collections of these museums, in that of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and in private collections in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United States.
Ruud Kuijer makes abstract sculptures in which he includes recognizable forms. He has a playful and experimental approach to balance, gravity and stacking which results in surprising and strong works. He has a preference for rough industrial materials like steel, wood and concrete. He fits in with the tradition of modernist sculpture but has an entirely individual approach to the language of abstract imagery.
The Waterwerken project consists of a series of seven concrete sculptures planned for installation along the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal and the Isotopenweg in the Lage Weide business park in Utrecht. Started in 2002, the project will run until 2013. To date,
four sculptures have been completed. The remaining three large sculptures
in the Waterwerken project can now be completed. Royal Boskalis Westminster NV, the Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management and the economic affairs departments of
the municipality and the province
of Utrecht have decided to collectively
adopt the project.