|Ap Verheggen||Biography: 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 email@example.com 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
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|