Hans Grootswagers, Breda, The Netherlands (1946)
Education and motivation
Back to Earth. 2006
Formal training at the Academy for the Fine Arts in Breda.
The Vocational School for Gold and Silversmiths in Schoonhoven.
The Art Academy in Tilburg.
In his work, Hans Grootswagers translates the non mundane into the identifiable. Reality and fiction are interwoven to subsequently merge in ways not always readily perceivable. Mass and volume are allocated new dimensions that consistently present a challenge making for extraordinary sculptures with as source of inspiration abstractions from the world of emotions. This preference for suggested "spatiality and volumes" is expressed not only in his sculptures but also in his wearable gold and silver objects.
A solid technical training at the Vocational School for Gold and Silversmiths, intertwined with his arts training in Tilburg and Breda, is the basis on which Hans Grootswagers has been formed.
Wearable Art Piece Freedom