Herk Van Tongeren, Teatro XVI, 1984, 12 ¼” x 24 ½” x 12 ¼”
Herk Van Tongeren works primarily in bronze and makes both pedestal and wall sculpture. He pays obvious homage to surrealists Giorgio de Chirico and Rene Magritte. There is a stark but elegant quality in Van Tongeren’s work. The sculpture is ordered and choreographed. Van Tongeren refers to the element of time in his work—in the emptiness of the stage settings and in his references to architectural ruins.