Appropriation of materials has been a big part of the art world for nearly a century now, but now-a-days there has become a larger focus on materials that are considered ‘trash’. This type of artful recycling is masterfully manifested in the work of Dutch artist Ron Van der Ende, whose medium is scrap wood collected from dumpsters and construction sites. Shaving off the patinated faces of his scrap-wood samples with a table saw, Van der Ende nails hundreds (to a thousand+?) of variously toned strips onto a bas-relief sculptural base to create a precise and intricate mosaic. Transforming refuse into amazingly crafted objects, Ron has made a lasting impression on the art world with his unique vision & process.
RECLAIM & RECREATE!