outside the gallery

Remy Geerts and Paul Hoggard
June 3, 2008, 4:28 pm
Filed under: Remy Geerts and Paul Hoggard

The works of Remy Geerts and Paul Hoggard are quite far outside the gallery, unless of course, the gallery is situated on a beach. These two sand sculptors have been decorated in countless competitions and many commissions since they begain working together in the late 1990s. Geerts and Hoggard are from the Netherlands and England, respectively. They both have expertise in photography as well as sculpture. Geerts has worked in ice, snow and paints murals. Their work, while often commissioned for non-coastal spaces, relies on water, gravity and conscientious design for its support. Sand is a readily available material that these artists have used to pay homage to nature in provocative ways. The temporary and delicate nature of their work speaks to the quickly changing, and oddly repetitive, nature of our world. Also, it cannot be contested that their works have a certain charm and novelty that is unexpected and pleasant, especially in thesemassive performance pieces.

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