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Heringa/Van Kalsbeek

A behind-the-scenes look at the life and work of this dynamic duo

Liet Heringa in her studio, working on a new sculpture Liet Heringa in her studio, working on a new sculpture Applying resin to an object demands both precision and patience Detail of applying blue resin to an object Maarten van Kalsbeek pays close attention to one of the sculptures The sculptures of Heringa/Van Kalsbeek are made from various materials like resin, copper, fabric, rope and feathers Detail of a Heringa/Van Kalsbeek sculpture 'in progress' The living room with a mobile kitchen to make space for new sculptures that are being displayed for contemplation by its creators In their 'clean room' the artistic duo leave the works to determine whether a piece is finished The living room is like a secret alcove, filled with a mix of design elements and exotic memorabilia Maarten van Kalsbeek in his sitting room. A mobile bookcase separates this space from the 'clean room' Detail of a work in progress Freshly applied resin take almost a week to dry Objects of inspiration are omnipresent: stuck on the walls and hidden in boxes Artistic duo Liet Heringa and Maarten van Kalsbeek in their studio Works in progress are still lives in themselves Worktable with tools and inspiration articles in the studio Drying sculptures everywhere Object hanging to dry in the studio In the living room a Vietnamese buddha is on display next to a Ray Eames Lounge Chair The objects, some souvenirs from distant travels, have been deliberately arranged Objects from Africa, Asia and Oceania deliberately arranged in the living room Art and design combined Some of the works of the duo stand out amongst exotic objects Challenging combination: a Heringa/Van Kalsbeek sculpture with a Japanese folding screen in the background Flamboyant sculptures await the artists' final approval in the clean room Heringa/Van Kalsbeek sculptures remind of the explosive colours of seventeenth century floral still lives Sculpture awaiting the artists' final approval approval in the clean room Detail of the 'clean room', as the owners call it Liet Heringa and Maarten van Kalsbeek in their 'clean room', judging their sculptures Heringa/Van Kalsbeek Heringa/Van Kalsbeek Entering the Heringa/Van Kalsbeek universe The pincers are patient manipulating the shape of the sculptures while drying Liet Heringa applying fresh resin to a sculpture Still life of tools and resin

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