Art form

small sculpture




black marble

Garments have been tried on, put back sloppily or have remained untouched. The presence and absence of man is strongly felt. Someone has just fitted a white shirt. A pair of pumps remain untouched. The toys lying around stands in stark contrast with the stiff clothing store, not the place for a playing child. The ironed shirt, the tie, prescribed bowtie or a jacket show an etiquette of which De Ruysscher questions the sense and nonsense. This duality is also found in the frozen form of an object that has no function in the functional world anymore. The object only has a function in the realm of visual arts.