The Belgian sculptor Dany Tulkens (1953) is a very versatile artist. He paints, but is mainly specialized in the threedimensional sculpture. Dany works with an array of various materials, such as stone, steel and copper, but he particularly focusses on sculptures made of hammered, shaped and welded bronze: a very personal and globally unique technique that requires specific technical knowledge and skills. His realistic looking statues tell present-day stories, through pieces that are all one of a kind.
With forms and symbols he represents the relationship between man, nature and culture. His sculptures refer to reality, but also go beyond this reality: they have an irrealistic and surrealistic atmosphere. The artist accentuates and enlarges the peculiar features of the human being and in doing so, he mostly confronts us with the bourgeois side of that same creature. Sarcasm, irony and cinism are hidden in his work in a subtile way, it never get the upper hand.
Dany Tulkens creates a Universal World that is not limited or determined by time and space. A World of encouragement and excitement, that also do question us about life and encourages us to take a stance.