As a long time admirer of his work, Ron van der Ende’s exhibition The Factory Set in the KunstHal in Rotterdam is my first chance to finally meet a lot of his work up close.
And that’s especially important because however cool his objects of choice may be, the real wonder is in the faux-3D of the work. And that is hard to show in an online picture. It’s hard to explain, so here’s a short video.
In other works, like the space series, the nails keeping the colored pieces together double as metal riveting in the objects depicted. It’s a wonderful marriage of topic, technique and image.