Detail "Matronis Omnibus" bronze 375 cm high, roundabout Houthemmerweg Meerssen NL
Marc Truijen 1961 Meerssen NL
BA Jewelry and Product Design (1984)
Academy of Fine Arts and Design Maastricht Netherlands.
As a child, Marc Truijen grew up in an environment filled with art. As Marc’s father was a painter, he has always viewed art as a part of life. Deeply inspired by the pictures and figures found in his father’s work and book collections on primitive art and modern artists such as Picasso, Marc felt motivated to create a story for his thoughts and imaginations. Once Marc grew up and opened up to the world outside of his home environment, he realized that art is not as much of an ordinary subject as he had thought. When Marc entered the Art Academy, he developed his true perception of art. In his early career, Marc worked in several bronze foundries and furthermore assisted the artists Henk Visch, Robin Winters, Piet Killaars and Han van Wetering.
In his work, Marc strives to capture and arouse the sensation of being in the woods. Titles that come to his mind, such as "In the Woods", "Let Mysteries Exist", "Somewhere Else" and "Remember Me", characterize the essence of his sculptures. Marc focuses on embodying the souls that are formed in the poetic background stories of these sculptures. While presenting humanity and nature in their primitive forms, Marc’s sculptures lead their own lives and represent the mysteries around us