Willem van Hooff

“The earliest application of the circle was a vessel; derived from the bowl shapes humans made as an extension of their own hands and to carry basic necessities. For this reason, a circle is inherently an imperfect form.”

While sculpting a circular form, Willem van Hooff was drawn to the realization that one of humanity’s most innate objects is the vessel. Vases are essentially primitive forms inspired by the bowl shape one is able to mould in their hands. Core is a series inspired by prehistoric African construction techniques. Reflecting different styles, the pieces challenge the notion of a perfect circle while still achieving a level of physical balance. 

Core by Willem van Hooff is now on display in the Kazerne expo The Circle – Dutch Invertuals. Curious? Come and have a look! We are open daily from noon.