Samuel Dejong

With his sculptures, Samuel Dejong (1971) – our resident artist – stretches the limits of technical as well as aesthetic potential. For only with an open mind, free of preconceptions, can one accomplish what initially seemed impossible, and thereby elevate something relatively inconspicuous – or disconcerting even – to the level of art.


Anatomia Redux

Sculpture Series by Samuel Dejong

Each piece has a unique insect

Year

2021

Collection

Anatomia Redux

Materials

Fine Belgian portrait linen on wood. Special binding medium with ultramarine pigment of Old Holland Resin with brass and 24K gold leaf.

Anatomia reimagined

In this series of works, the artist revisited his Anatomia collection by reducing the size of the original works and changing the orientation. Once again, drawing inspiration from artists like Piet Mondriaan, Yves Klein and Lucio Fontana, the artist strives to achieve harmony and equilibrium with his works.

Anatomia Blue Heritage

Photoprint Series by Samuel Dejong

Each piece has a unique insect. Editions of 25.

Year

2018

Collection

Anatomia Heritage Print Series

Materials

Chromalux HD on aluminium with a frame

“This series of works shows me the incredible complexity, perfection and beauty of nature. ”

Anatomia Blue Heritage “With the Anatomia Blue Heritage series Samuel Dejong transforms the conditioned, human aversion to insects into a fascination. In this series he made sculptures of beetles in the most characteristic design from his own soil: Delft Blue. The artist applied original 17th-century Delft Blue patterns designed by Daniël Marot to various insects. The patterns are first enlarged and painted by hand, after which they are digitally reduced so that they fit perfectly on the bodies of the mini sculptures.

These three-dimensional sculptures are subsequently photographed in great detail part by part, after which high-resolution prints can also be made on aluminum. The final result makes the smallest details of the original sculpture visible.

Anatomia Sculptures

Sculpture Series by Samuel Dejong

Each piece has a unique insect

Year

2018-2021

Collection

Anatomia Sculptures

Materials

Fine Belgian portrait linen on wood. Special binding medium with ultramarine pigment of Old Holland Resin with brass and 24K gold leaf.

Harmony and Equilibrium

Samuel Dejong challenges us to witness the beauty of the foundation of our ecosystem: insects. No other creatures are as elegant and fragile yet so strong and indestructible. They embody pure aesthetics, with their utmost detailed perfection. Many artists have used them to create beautiful works of art. Samuel Dejong wants to add an extra element to insects in art: life and motion!

On his artistic journey that manifests the many realms of beauty, he departs into more abstract forms; yet the link to nature remains. Seeking inspiration in history, science, nature, as well as art movements like De Stijl, Nouveau Réalisme, Biomorphism, Surrealism and Spatialism, Samuel Dejong strives for harmony and equilibrium – to create art through perfection. In a world full of chaos there are places where everything is at peace.

Victory in Bronze

By Samuel Dejong

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Year

2016

Collection

Victory 

Materials

Bronze

The flow of nature solidified in bronze

For this sculpture the artist used one solid piece of olive wood and used the natural flow of the wood to guide him. The sculpture has references to Hellenistic sculpture, The Winged Victory of Samothrace and the female forms of the works of Yves Klein.

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