Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Resigned Astonishment, 2011. Wood, varnish, and enamel, 81.5 x 68.5 x 72.5 cm.

Koenraad Dedobbeleer


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Making sculpture from found objects has become as common today as it was shocking when Duchamp created his first readymade in 1915. It takes something fresh, different, and let’s face it, unique, to make this sort of sculpture interesting. Belgian artist Koenraad Dedobbeleer mostly delivers with constructions re-assembled or slightly altered from pieces of functional objects. His most successful and engaging works use parts of old tools or furniture, which he transforms and reconstructs in ways so absurd that the original object and its function are completely lost, though the aura of the past remains…see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.