New Art Book: The Factory Set

The Factory Set offers a survey of works by artist Ron van der Ende.

Frame's new book showcasing recent works of the Rotterdam-based artist Ron van der Ende will be released on 16 December. For the next 2 weeks we are running a pre-sale for the book, offering a 20% discount on the retail price.

Elaborate wooden artworks by van der Ende depicting cars, spacecraft, tree stumps and other artefacts are illustrated in this book. The wooden artworks of the Dutch sculptor come to life in the form of monumental constructed bas-reliefs, almost flat sculptures, which create striking spatial effects. In 2014, van der Ende made his one hundredth bas-relief, this artwork triggered the conception of this book. For over 25 years, van der Ende has been building up an impressive oeuvre, marked by the consistency and concentration of its content, and by the skill and perseverance of its maker. All the artworks feel contemporary yet their surface is weathered by time and light, worn by human touch. The artist collects discarded doors, furniture and panelling that are deconstructed, sawn into thin boards and become part of his immense colour archive.

The Factory Set is richly illustrated to showcase the artist’s career portfolio, detailing his trademark wall-mounted bas-reliefs constructed from found wood and salvaged materials. An in-depth essay written by the artist is included, along with a number of texts by Frits van Dongen, Jannet de Goede, Hester Keijser and Braden King.

With the release of this book in December, van der Ende will also show some of his work at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition is open to the public from 20 December 2014 till 1 March 2015.

Pre-order now and receive a 20% discount! The book will be sent to you immediately after its official release date of 16 December.

Price: € 39.00 € 31.20! (excluding shipping costs)

Click here to pre-order your copy!

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