The voluminous chain sculptures of Cecil Kemperink play with the contrast between the rigidity of the ceramic and the fluidity of the chain. The sinuous shapes testify to the exceptional mastery of the artist in working with a material that is not very flexible once dried.
The works are made up of hundreds of loops that follow one another in panels of earth tones and subtle gradations. Whether laid on the ground or draped over Cecil Kemperink’s body, thick chainmail is both supple and fragile.
The artist, who is based on the island of Texel in the Netherlands, draws his inspiration from the movement of water and the environment that surrounds him. Follow the news of Kemperink on Instagram.