Machine I en Machine II
Location: Between buildings Cascade and Flux
Kor Bekker (Rotterdam, 1928) trains in mechanical engineering before entering the Academy of Visual Arts in 1954. In 1969 he becomes a teacher at the Free University in The Hague, combining this with work on his metal constructions.
Those metal constructions first have simple geometrical shapes, additions being made as time passes. In 1969 he begins attaching flacid materials like coconut matting to them, giving the works a surreal dimension. Into his last sculptures he integrates pop-art influences, in which for example geometrical forms unite with a houseplant.
During the nineteen seventies Bekker also makes 'verbal constructions' or visual poetry. Using words from poems by authors like Schierbeek, Mulisch and Komrij he constructs graphic pictures that illustrate the subjects.
The TU/e collection comprises two sculptures by Bekker, both called 'Machines'. The small version dates from 1967, the large one from 1966.
Link Kor de Bekker