Thematic content

future present society

Art form

small sculpture



Make it yourself: Lightning
Within pop art it was customary to include the image of everyday objects for the spectator, with mass consumption as common theme. Within this sculpture 'Make it yourself: Lightning', the logo is chosen as such there's a link to Artist Materials. The image of 'the box' as a whole, still shut with tape, ready to use, is central. The work has clearly a focused future. The Artist Materials are ready to be used or the artwork expects its interpretation or future. In addition to the pop art idea we also find characteristics of the Slow Art and Arte Povera where natural materials or craft are re-appreciated. We could find a kind of criticism on society in this. The consumerism, the worthless volatile, can connect with timelessness, workmanship or nature.

About 'Make it yourself: Boxes'
Kim De Ruysscher realized all the 'Make it yourself: Boxes' traditionally own-hand-sculpted. These works tell us something about craft and about values. In addition, the imagination of the works is directed to the commercial. With the barcodes and the logos on the packaging, values ​​may be relatively accurate. The value of the object and society can be questioned. Within the 'Make it yourself' theme, the Boxes are clearly the discourse of the beginning, or the recognition of the future of the visual arts.

About the 'Make it yourself' series
'Make it yourself’ deals with the concept of time. This concept allows us to empathize with the images in a personal way. It plays with the idea of ​​the dying, but also the narrative in history.To escape time we can only imagine the timelessness. We cannot change or manipulate time, but just imagine it. In the ‘Make it yourself’ series the sculptures have been given an idea, or a given time. The more than 90 sculptures are all made of natural stone. Some are painted or silkscreened as well. Kim De Ruysscher works with traditional sculptural techniques and traditional material and connects these historical aspects with contemporary spirit. So he materializes a period and inertia. The presented sculptures from ‘Make it yourself’ carry a reticence to entail the time in which the future fulfillment of a work has not yet been determined, but in which the past is already over. Thus we see a drawing block, building blocks, a bag of plaster, wood blocks, paint tubes or paper. Apart from the past and present the works of 'Make it yourself' also focuses on the future.