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This is the website of Bart Soutendijk, an artist who designs and builds wire wall sculptures in a studio on a 57-acre wildlife refuge in East Texas. Bart’s work hangs on walls in hotels, hospitals, homes, and public and commercial locations around the world.
Bart, originally from the Netherlands, graduated from Boston University. He has worked in photography, silk-screen, lithography, acrylics, oils, clay and stained glass. Bart began to draw using wire after seeing an exhibit of Alexander Calder’s wire art at the Whitney in NY 1976. Before then he used pen and ink as a medium. Bart said “Wire adds a new dimension to my art. The way the metal bends has a lot to do with how the piece turns out. As I work with the wire a style develops naturally. If you need to give my art a name, you might call it “condensed figurative.” I like the piece most when the line is gentle, abbreviated and flowing – conveying emotion and only the essence of the image.”