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Ap VerheggenBiography: The sculptures of Ap Verheggen mostly have a link with forms out of nature, wind or gravity. His first bronze sculptures were inspired by wind. Because he lives at the coast of The Hague he made as a reaction sculptures with wind as theme. To express the force of nature he made a serie of empty clothes dancing in the wind. Ap, a burgundian person, has a lot of interest in good food and wine. Because of that he made together with some chefs art projects made of ingredients used in the kitchen. Ap is always looking for new impulses in relation to nature. The ingredients are a never ending source of forms he uses in his expression. The result is large serie of “ ingredient” sculptures. During a visit to the Champagne area Ap Verheggen was fascinated by the extravagant forms of the wine roots. The very old ones he collected and used them for bronze sculptures. The sculptures express a survival of many decades in a for winery hard climat. Since that time he started his good relationship with Moét & Chandon. For this famous champagne house he makes bronze sculptures. Such as the World Relais & Chateaux award, champagne coolers etc. The “wine tree” sculptures became such a succes that even Sotheby’s started to sell them in their auction Modern and Contemporary Art. As a result of his search for ingredients on the local markets he started to use the beautiful forms of fishes. For an exhibition in the United Arabic Emirates he made a special collection of North Sea fishes. Later he used the forms of the fishes in combination with his ingredient art. Art is a story made of forms. You can see on this webside where the story of Ap Verheggen leads to. When you want information of the newest projects of Ap Verheggen you can send a request to info@apverheggen.nl and he will inform you personaly. Country: The Netherlands Birthyear: 1964 Galleries: Sculpture for head office Relais & Chateaux Europe / U.S.A. Project Art & Food Spain, Bilderberg Group Barcelona / Zeist Sculpture for Dutch best Chef competition Maastricht Serie bronze food Candles in bronze, Artamis Arnhem Sculptures for projects in Russia, Italy and USA Several sculptures for private collectors 2001: Sotheby’s Auction & publication in catalogue Amsterdam Moët & Chandon, trofees Relais & Chateaux, France Tahiti Black Pearls Competition 2nd price category designer all round. Emirates, Saudi Arabia Making Wine Label of fishes for TV registration Den Haag Designing own label jewellery in coproduction with Beyroha diamonds Dubai, Hong Kong & Italy Food and Art project Kasteel ‘t Kerckebosch Zeist, NL Sculpture “wind “, Ysselmeer Makkum, NL Exhibition bottles in bronze, for Rotterdam Cultural Capitol, Van Nelle Fabriek Rotterdam Several Art Projects for collectors 2000 : Gallery Soho, Den Haag. NL Dubai Court Yard Dubai, U.A.E. Wacs Toronto Canada Coproduction Sauvion France Villeroy & Boch / Golden Tulip Hotels Den Haag, NL Sculpture for Chateau Saint Esteve France Statue and designs for Fujairah Fujairah, U.A.E. Sculpture for Amreff Flying Doctors Africa Monaco Art/Winespecial for The Elsevier Combination Journalistic item for Nader Media Combinatie 1999 : Gallery Soho Den Haag, NL Gallery De Vis, Harlingen, NL Museum Hannemahuis Harlingen, NL Gallery Wiick Maastricht, NL Embassy Luxemburg, Villeroy & Boch Den Haag, NL Restaurant “De Swaen” Oisterwijk, NL Villeroy & Boch Nijkerk, NL, Luxemburg Sculpting projects with: Mont Rédon and many others. France Statue and special edition wine of Louis Pasteur, Henri Maire France Amreff Flying Doctors Gala Noordwijk, NL Many projects with Schouten Wine & Spirits Den Haag, NL Coproduction with Henk Savelberg, chef, Voorburg, NL 1998 : Museum Rijswijk, Artisjok Rijswijk, NL Gallery Brak Voorburg, NL Coproductions with Ben Hardeman, chef Zeist, NL Kasteel ‘t Kerckebosch, Zeist, NL 1997 : Gallery Brak Voorburg, NL Gallery Emma Den Haag, NL Statue for boat rescue Syria 1992 – 1996 : Several objects, Chair in steel for College, Sittard, NL Designing apartments in wharehouse, Antwerp, Belgium Several tables in bronze, Antwerp, Belgium 1993 : Gallery Wanda Reiff, Maastricht, NL Kunstrai Amsterdam Art Cologne, Kölln Germany 1992 - 1994 : Coproductions with Joop Vugs 1992 : Artifort Maastricht, NL 1990 : Gallery T2000, Tongeren Belgium 1989 – 1992 : Several Art projects in The Netherlands, Belgium, Suisse and Austria Awards: none. Media: sculpture Style: surrealistic Subjects: other, food and wind sculptures in bronze
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