Make it yourself: Sealed Marble
The end of the visual arts was thoroughly investigated by many and still is a hot topic with several artists, philosophers and art critics. With the work 'Sealed Marble' its content may filled, whether the work is mere matter, a sculpture or an unrealized art object. Besides the sculptural intervention in the base material the word plays a central role because the content of the non-existent word devalues ​​or relativizes the sculpted marble to a base material. Without words this work would be a "sculpture" where links to abstraction or art can be made. Through the word, the base material returns to be an illusion of the matter itself where the word is the server of the visual story. The word makes the sculpture back matter in which the future vision of the visual arts will be central.

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 time. The future fulfilment 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.