Hilde Van Sumere
Hilde Van Sumere (1932-2013)
The Geometric Sober of forms
The sculptrice is born in Belgium in the city Of Beersel in 1932 and is one of the ambassador of the constructivism of her country. She studied at the Royal Academy of Fine-arts where she was the student then the assisstant of Jacques Moeschal. Architect and Sculptor, this last is problably the « monumentalist » belgian Sculptor the most known internationaly.
At the end of the 1960s, Hilde Van Sumere traveled to Czechoslovakia and Italy to Carrara, where she fell under the spell of marble, which became her favorite material: white with virtually nonexistent veining, giving her sculptures a singular elegance. However she does not hesitate to use steel, polyester or Plexiglas. Monumental or smaller in size, the abstract sculptures of Hilde Van Sumere are characterized by solid shapes with massive sobriety. She is fond of simple geometric shapes that arouse feelings of tranquility and harmony.
She is internationally renowned and receives many awards, including the Koopal Sculpture Award, the Belgian State Medal, and the Haibecka Sculpture Award. She exhibited in Brussels, Amsterdam or Cologne. His works are part of public or private collections and embellish several particular sites: Brussels metro, Beijing park, University of Louvain ... In 1995 she became a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts.