Leo Vroegindeweij (Dirksland, 1955) came to prominence with a series of sculptures from folded sheets of lead and brass. The sheets are cut from the same floor piece and are mutually complementary, like a yin and yang symbol. Besides these purely hand-moulded sculptures, he also cast forms in cement or concrete and combined these with soft materials such as lead, copper and aluminium. Or with wax, whereby the sculptures acquire an element of vulnerability in addition to a certain ruggedness.

 New acquisition in the sculpture garden

Late 2015, the museum acquired a monumental sculpture with three sewage pipes from 1992. Here the contrast is created with a number of powder-white plaster balls. Like featherweight ping-pong balls, they play a game with the circular orbit of the pipes. In 2002 the sculpture was provided with a greenhouse, to give in a ‘home of its own’. The installation hase been placed in the sculpture garden.

 Art & Project

Leo Vroegindeweij was attached to the prestigious gallery Art & Project (1968-2001). In 2013, Adriaan van Ravesteijn (1938-2015), former gallerist of Art & Project, donated over two hundred works of art to the Kröller-Müller Museum. The presentation consists of some twenty works from the Art & Project collection and the collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Image: Leo Vroegindeweij, Untitled, 1987 and Untitled, 1992