Die Schwartze Schale (2003)
Signed, dated 2003 and numbered 3/3 on the underside
bronze, diameter. 44 x H. 11 cm
– Bogert Gallery, Knokke, 2014
– Private collection, Belgium
W. van den Belt, Armando all images, Lecturis, Eindhoven, 2017, p. 167, no. 104 (ill.)
Armando was a remarkable artist whose work spanned multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, poetry, and prose. While Armando's paintings garnered critical acclaim, it was his sculptures that truly captured the essence of his artistic spirit. His sculptures were imbued with a profound sense of introspection and an exploration of human existence. They served as conduits for his emotional and psychological explorations, inviting viewers to confront their own vulnerabilities and contemplate the complexities of life. For his sculptures Armando transformed raw materials, such as metal, wood, and stone, into captivating forms that evoked both strength and vulnerability. The artist's use of texture, shape, and negative space create a sense of tension and balance, captivating audiences and provoking introspection. Armando's artistic journey was one of self-exploration and a relentless pursuit of truth and authenticity. His ability to communicate profound emotions and universal truths through his art has left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape, making him an enduring figure in the history of Dutch and international art.
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