Dirk De Keyzer (b.1958), Belgium

The Loudspeaker

Sculpture, Bronze, 220x60x50cm , 2011
Location:  Westgate Level 1, Singapore

 

Originally titled in French as Le Haut Parleur, this piece by Belgium artist Dirk De Keyzer is one of three works located in the courtyards of Westgate. Capturing and reinterpreting snapshots of our everyday life, De Keyzer’s art is characterised by a subtle humour that makes us smile. This is, in part, achieved by distorting and exaggerating the human figures such that they take on the feel of caricatures. Here, a man with exaggerated facial features stands on top of a ladder, speaking through a big loudspeaker. Just how often do we want to make ourselves heard? And what do we want to convey?

Artist’s Biography

Like many boys of his age, Dirk De Keyzer was initially sent out to learn a craft and destined to work in a factory. But he eventually ended up studying sculpting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Eeklo, Belgium. There, he discovered his passion for the medium of bronze, especially casting by the “lost wax” method. De Keyzer’s sculptures have been exhibited internationally.

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