GOVERT HEIKOOP, White Wabi-Sabi sculpture


A white washed sculpture by the Dutch artist, furniture designer and sculptor Govert Heikoop (1951 – 2007), signed and dated underneath. The rough texture in combination with thick white & transparent paint give this sculpture a unqiue almost weathered appereance. Heikoop experimented in 1985 with new techniques and made only two sculptures in this rough way.


| H: 17 cm/6.69” | W: 18 cm/7.09”
| Period: 1980’s / 1985
| Materials: triplex, glue, wood and acrylic paint
| Condition: In good vintage condition
| Place of Origin: The Netherlands


Govert Heikoop (1951-2007), was born in Meerkerk, NL, and studied at Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, in 1977. He obtained his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA 1979. This school has some famous design allumni like, Harry Bertoia, Charles & Ray Eames and Florence Knoll. At Cranbrook he developed from a painter into a sculptor and starting doing indoor and outdoor assignments. A huge influence on his work Daniel Libeskind, who was his professor at Cranbrook. Especially his large and small scale wooden sculptures have an strong architectural appereance with shapes, curves and bold colours.