shadow art by fred eerdekens


‘cutout’, 2010
steel, light source
7 × 20 x 20 cm
edition of 3
private collection

the light and sculpture work of belgian artist fred eerdekens is, in its finished form, shadow images. each piece is crafted from materials
which have been altered by eerdekens in such a way that the observer is able to read his shadow creations. eerdekens has developed a portfolio in which every piece is light-contingent. the shadows cast from the sculpted objects spell out the meaning of each work, as if the artist also  speaks to the manifestation of fleeting memory. clipped phrases are formed from either the negative or positive space offered by a projected light interacting with the solid material. the resulting piece is one of a multidimensional message for the gallery goer– sculpture and significant language  joined to form the piece in its entirety.

a selection of eerdekens work is on display in ‘words and dreams’ beginning march 17th at magda danysz gallery in paris.


‘neo deo’, 2002
synthetic material, light projector
Ø 1400 x 400 cm


‘neo deo’, additional view 


‘my emotions escaped from language’, 2011
copper, light source
18 × 65 x 14 cm


‘could suggest something…’, 1999
copper, light source
14 x 220 x 18 cm


additional view of ‘could suggest something…’

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Gamer research Biologist who loves art, space and sports.

Posted on April 12, 2012, in art, freedom of speech, Funny, Love, make me smile, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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