In The Dark

South Africa

Size: 40 H x 16 W x 16 in

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Art Description

Sculpture: Leather, Wood, Bronze, Environmental and 3D Sculpting on Bronze and Wood.

Dhont was born in what was the Belgian Congo and these origins have clearly impacted on his approach to form. The work is undoubtedly "African" in flavour in its choice of image and in its concerns with primal symbolic content. Using the dark, somewhat ominous forms that arise from the convoluted weavings of bark as a basic vehicle, the artist manipulates the small figures in relationships with each other and with the viewer. The work functions on a potent combination of simplicity and complexity and demands similar responses from those who engage with it. Sometimes macabre, sometimes humorous, these little vignettes of the human condition have the power to evoke both sympathy and wonder.

Keywords: Black Wattle, Black, Sculpture, Wood, Bronze, Leather, Natural

Subjects: World Culture

Styles: Figurative, Modern

Mediums: Leather, Wood, Bronze, Environmental, 3D Sculpting

Materials: Bronze, Wood

Prints: World Culture Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Leather Art Prints, Wood Art Prints, Bronze Art Prints, Environmental Art Prints, 3D Sculpting Art Prints, Bronze Art Prints, Wood Art Prints