Folkert de Jong
Folkert de Jong is one of the most internationally renowned Dutch artists of his generation. His work takes shape mainly as sculptures and installations, and explores the idea of conflict through great figures, key moments and situations in the history of art. His sculpture rescues the darkest and most lucid feelings of the human being, endowing them with a great poetry of the grotesque that has run through his body of work since the very beginning.
He has received major awards for his work, including the Den Haag Sculpture Orange Award in Amsterdam and the Prix de Rome for sculpture. He has had individual exhibitions at great art centres such as the Mudam in Luxembourg and the Stedelijk Museum in Holland. We can also find his work in collections like the Chadha Art Collection, Ámsterdam in Amsterdam, Dakis Joannou in Greece, the Groningen Museum Collection, the Rabo Bank Collection in Holland, the Saatchi Collection in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles and the Margulies Art Collection at the Warehouse in Miami, among others.