Remco de Fouw Visual Artist
A graduate of National College of Art and Design, Dublin with a first class honors Degree in Fine art Sculpture (1991)
As a full time professional artist, Public commissions make up the main body of his work. Among these are ‘Quintessometry’ at Waterford Regional Hospital. ‘Silent Witness’ at Meath county buildings, Ash Bourne. ’ Eye witness’ at the N26 Ballina and ‘A fracture of time’, Castleblayney bombing Memorial Co Monaghan.
A collaboration with Rachel Joynt.
This 9 meter sphere textured and painted with a tarmac like surface depicts various road markings which may suggest movement across a globe.
The piece reflects the surroundings of a busy motorway junction, and can be ‘read’ both at speed and from afar.
Below are some projects by Remco de Fouw which Hederman Engineering
provided Precision Engineering & sheet metal service
Location: Leopardstown Business Park, Co. Dublin.
Materials: Glass, bronze, neon, bearings.
One part of the original multiple proposal for the foyer, this desk comprises of an enlarged section of a fingerprint, deep sandblasted into the underside of a thick glass tabletop.
This is side lit from underneath a bronze cast dome (mouse ball), textured with hand, finger and computer mouse prints.
The piece is interactive as the dome can be rotated by hand and has become a popular chatting / meeting point at office break times.
Client: Waterford Regional Hospital
Materials: Cast Perspex, Stone, Water, Bearings, Spirit level Bubbles, Mirror, Gold, Bronze
A work in five parts around the foyer of the Hospital, the first of which is a very large working prism, which , depending on time of day and cloud cover will shine coloured spectral light into the entrance way.
In the main area a split Granite boulder contains many rotateable spirit level bubbles. This is a very successfuf interactive piece and is countered by a motionless hanging gold plumbob recessed into the opposite half of the stone.
Client: Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown County Council
Location: Housing Scheme for the Elderly, Alma Place, Monkstown, Co. Dublin.
Materials: Large beach stone, bearings, granite.
A sea worn stone which is rotateable by being mounted on bearings on a wall cap stone.
A sandblasted poem by the artist reads: ‘A stone dropped in the ocean makes a hole in it, the hole closes in, the stone goes down, the ripples go out, the bubbles go up, the sea goes on, resting on the bed, another 300,000,000 years go by.