DOWN TO PERFECTION
DISCOVER ERWIN MEIJER
Erwin Meijer (1968) is a sculptor pur sang. A thinker and a perfectionist with an inner drive for innovation and improvement. The creation of the ultimate sculpture. His field of vision is broad, his inspiration infinite. Many ideas are stored by him as a sketch, but very few make it to be effectively worked out as a sculpture. When Erwin Meijer finally begins with a sculpture picture, the idea has long simmered in his mind, it matured, assessed from all sides, refined and approved. Demanding perhaps, critical? Absolutely! But it only comes to our benefit as spectators. Have you ever seen a similar sculpture? I doubt it because the work of Erwin Meijer is always surprising, original and incomparable. With a clear appreciation for the craft and classical sculpture Erwin Meijer makes sculptures with a very personal and contemporary vision.
The topics of Erwin Meijer are diverse but all his sculptures bear his unmistakable stamp. Take a sculpture as 'Her wavy hair', a clear reference to the Art Nouveau. The impeccable lines in the face, exactly the correct shape of the neck, and of course the curls in the hair. The image is right at all sides and seems to completely move on the waves of her hair. Or the sculpture 'Labyrinth', an impressive green mask. So little, but so revealing. This shows great ideas combined with great craftsmanship. And that goes for all sculptures of Erwin Meijer. Sometimes the form prevails, other times the content, but always at the center is the beauty and harmony of the whole picture. And therein Erwin Meijer goes far beyond many colleagues. Witness the sublime finish and quality casting of his statues, exquisite detailing, their smooth and flawless skin, beautiful patina. I can guarantee you that this is very exceptional and it costs a lot of extra time and effort to achieve this quality.
Erwin Meijer studied at the Academy of Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands.