Erik P. Vos
Resides in Zwolle- The Netherlands
1981- 1986 Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Kampen (CABK)
sculpture and environmental design
2002 Galerie Maas Rotterdam
Galerie Doelen Dertig Almelo
2003 Galerie Stijl Arnhem
Galerie B.A.S Sneek
2004 Galerie Stijl Arnhem
Galerie Unita Beek/ Ubbergen
2005 Kunshuis KEK Epe
Galerie B.A.S. Sneek
Galerie Kleine Koning Voorburg
Studio Arborhenum Rhenen
Inside Design Amsterdam
2006 Galerie Unita Beek/ Ubbergen
Kunstencentrum Het Web Doetinchem
Pelser, the next new thing Zwolle
About my work:
Every new piece of wood has its challenges and possibilities
I search for the shape that goes best with the wood. Significant are the characteristics. For example the cracks, knobs, colour, deformities and annual rings. These characteristics have to fit with the form of the bowl and also give it its appearance.
Especially the bowls that are turned out of wettish wood, seem to force me against the will of the wood itself. The wood shows its characteristic features in cracks and distortions.
By using these particualar chracteristics I lend each bowl or other wooden object its individuality.
These singular shapes cannot be achieved by using dried wood.
Working with green,moist wood is exciting and unpredictable. That ‘s why bowls turned from moist wood have a distinctive, fascinating quality of their own. I don't use sandpaper or a plane on moist wood. Therefore the turning chisels form the last refinement.
I am always trying to discover new outlines, shapes and sizes. Technique is important but what is really significant is to confine the originality and the technique to the shape of the bowl and the (potentials) inherent characteristics of the wood.