Kim De Ruysscher
Kim De Ruysscher is a Belgian visual artist and sculptor. After graduating from the University College for Sciences and Art, Gent in 1996, Kim spent 10 years in Italy, Carrara. By working and living in the heart of a marble exploration area, Kim realized that the quality of a marble sculpture is closely related to specialist knowledge and technique. He combines his passion, appreciation and controlling of professional skills with his immersing knowledge of contemporary art. Not only in marble, but as well in natural, organic materials like ice, snow, sand. De Ruysscher aims to make craftsmanship, virtuosity and an adherence to traditional techniques visible in his sculptures. In this way he hopes to provoke a debate about the importance of ‘labour’ in relation to contemporary art. Throughout the years De Ruysscher worked, exposed en won prices around the world. Kim De Ruysscher now lives and works in The Hague.