Philip de Koning beeldend kunstenaar
specialist for monumental sculptures in stainless steel
TROPHEE MEDUSA AUREA 2009 ( gold medal ) of the Accademia Internazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome
Prix REVELATION 2009 of the Fédération National de la Culture Française
The Sculpture Garden 'Zanderij ' in 's-Gravenland, Netherlands, facilitates a 'Leading Artist' exposition in their sculpture garden and in their recently opened 'Atelier'.
Apart from 'Floating Balance' in the pond, I present four substantial sculptures in stainless steel in the garden.
In the 'Atelier' my paintings in metal ( relief / collage/ patinated lead blades) can be seen on the walls.
In an adjacent space of the 'Atelier' five of the mixed technique paintings (nudes) of my wife Henriette can be admired.
Oude Meentweg 2 1243 JD 's-Gravenland ( very close to the Bachlaan in Hilversum)
My creation process started again after a summer break. I visited Valencia to get inspiration from the famous architect Calatrava and his futuristic buildings in this old Roman, Arabic and Medieval city. And also to see the work of Antonio Sacramento who is - like me - a specialist in monumental sculptures in stainless steel and mixed techniques in which metal is always one core element.
2 May 2014
Official opening of the 'Salon de Printemps' de Grimaud (Var) France.
26 March 2014
My dynamic sculpture " Floating Balance " , created in 2013, was anchored in the pond between hole 18 and 17 at Rozenstein Golf Club, Wassenaar, Netherlands .
The sculpture received a warm welcome during it's installation at my home course. It is scheduled to stay for the summer / autumn golf season.
3 - 9 December 2013
Return to the Grand Palais , Paris , France
' The annual exposition of the Société des Artistes Indépendants
With my art friends of the Société des Artistes Indépendants back stage at lunch in the Grand Palais before the exposition and with my " Petite GRANDE " Présidente , Dominique Lachapelle, who loved my Old Amsterdam cheese and my latest 3-D paintings .......
" La femme sous le drap "
Lead and stainless steel
HongKong Summer 2013
Young sailors of the Hebe Haven Yacht Club in Sai Kung , HongKong, had an other competition for the Philip de Koning Sailability Price. One of my Regate sculptures which I donated to my sailing friends in HongKong to stimulate sailing for young handicaped kids.
Praesidium Liberatae Libertatis November 2012
10 November 2012 was the inauguration of the sculpture "Praesidium Liberatae Libertatis " by the Rector Magnificus of the Leiden University , Netherlands.
The sculpture can be seen near the entrance of the Hortus Botanicus , behind the main building of the Leiden University. Entrance via the gate at Rapenburg 73 , Leiden , Netherlands
This sculpture reflects the regained Academic freedom after the occupation of the Netherlands and closure of the University from 1940 - 1945 by the Nazi's.
The owl , the Athena , has freed itself from the chain and flies from the bars of prison into freedom.
The sculpture also reflects the many years of Academic freedom since 1945, especially the 50 years of freedom for the Students LSC 1962 , who sponsored this sculpture for their dies 10 November 2012.
AMBITION and DYNAMICS 2011
Major monumental sculpture for the FrieslandCampina Head Office in Amersfoort , Netherlands, inaugurated 1 November 2011
( 5 m x 2,1 m x 5,2 m )
"Ontmoeting" ( 2007 ) The value of the Pumpkin ( 2007 )
for the CORPUS Museum, Oegstgeest , NL for ING Direct , Milan, Italia
Kynetic monumental in a private park, Doorn , NL ( 2009 ) " Sailing into the Future "
at Robinson College, Cambridge , UK ( 2007 )
Philip de Koning creates his monumental sculptures in general on command.
He often applies a wind vane function to give the sculpture a dynamic thrust.
He also creates sculptures ( on request ) in combinations of stone , bronze, copper and stainless steel.
Peacock in bronze, copper and stainless steel
3 - 9 December 2013
ART en CAPITAL
Exposition of the Socie'te' des Artistes Inde'pendants
Paris , France
Manhattan East River
Summer Exposition at
Park Duin- en Kruitberg , Santpoort-Noord
" Floating Balance "
in co-creation with other kinetic sculptures of my colleague Bert Schoeren
Sculpture Paintings and scuptures in stainless steel
Galerie Patries van Dorst
Landgoed De Wittenburg , Wassenaar , Netherlands
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