Ruud Schrijvershof

Ruud Schrijvershof
Ruud Schrijvershof is a Dutch sculptor who lives in The Netherlands. Sculpting has always been his. Ever since he was little he made things and sculptures. Wood, stone, clay, sticks, parts of demolished toys were all materials he used to play with and to experiment with. From 6 years old Ruud used wooden statues and when he was 12 years old he started sculpting with clay and wax. When he was 18 years old he started carving in stone. Ruud then did 6 years of teacher training in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
 
When he afterwards spent a year at the Art Academy in Arnhem, he was especially drawn to furniture making. Then a period of more than 10 years in which he exhibited in Dutch galleries with mainly granite sculptures up to 2 meters high. Halfway through this period he also went to make bronze sculptures and cast bronze myself in De Olifant in Nijmegen. During that time Ruud also started teaching at the Lindenberg in Nijmegen. Ten years ago, there was an abrupt end to working in granite, the abstract sculptures and the exhibitions. Ruud started giving a lot more lessons, besides sculpting in stone, also modelling portraits and giving workshops in bronze casting. For 6 years Ruud has been teaching at Linden's own studio where he can receive 50 students each week. Ten years ago Ruud went to work again figuratively, of course, in all possible materials and techniques, with lots of fun experimenting. In May 2014, a friend who needed to weld a table for him didn’t show up so Ruud went to the store, bought a small welding machine and welded the table himself. He then started with little sculptures, a world opened for him, everything was possible and it all came together, he could mold in steel. Since then he has done nothing else and has many ideas on using materials together; iron, stainless steel, aluminium, copper iron with casting, iron with clay and castings in bronze. Ruud is in a constant flow.
 
The figurative expressionist sculptures of Ruud Schrijvershof characterize themselves by a strong silhouette on distance and much detail up close. With the woman as its central theme, tension in line and volume are the constant. Material, technique and the relation to reality are changing constantly. By always searching for something new and experimenting, making each new sculpture an exciting challenge.
 
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