Robert Therrien

February 1, 2011 By arne hendriks 0

Robert Therrien makes monumental sculptures and installations, often in the shape of tables and chairs. In terms of material and form his works corresponds to the model down to the smallest details, but in scale the sculpture differs dramatically. The furniture has assumed such proportions that an adult can walk beneath the table without bumping his head on it. The increase in scale heightens the experience of one’s own body and bring about interaction between the viewer, the artwork and the surroundings. Now multiply that idea by every single thing, every plant, every animal. Let’s take this heigthened awareness out of the museum and into the streets.

The work of Robert Therrien can be seen until 15 May 2011 in De Pont in The Netherlands.