REFLECTION & PERFECTION
DISCOVER ERNEST JOACHIM
The bronze sculptures of Ernest Joachim (1949) have the flawlessness, the grace and the capriciousness of nature. An inexhaustible theme, interpreted in a fluent form language. Abstracted there appear exciting sleek volumes, that are reminiscent of flowers and plant parts, as wel as to skeletal forms of human or animal. The more the artist moves away from the reality, the more the essence of the depicted is expressed. Partly because of the sometimes highly polished surface, his sculptures have a strong monumental character, regardless of their size. His sculptures are both signs of admiration and tributes to the beauty. Through his sculptures Ernest Joachim expresses both his admiration and wonder at the beauty of creation.
Ernest Joachim:. 'My inspiration lies in the nature and sometimes in the architecture, although these seem opposites. Often my work moves between these two forms. Sometimes in harmony, sometimes in contrast to their surroundings. I try to interpret nature and express specific subjects in their essence. In addition, I strive for perfection. As I prefer to read a haiku rather than an extremely long poem.'
Ernest Joachim studied at the Academy of Eeklo, the Academy Brugge and the Academy of Ghent, Belgium.