Wasted Art Sculptures

WASTED ART SCULPTURES

 

 

A part of the Ribley! assemblages are listed by himself as ' WASTED ART ' . First of all, this refers to the use of waste material for the construction of the sculptures. Secondly, his sculptures are wasted on all those people who are really not interested in art. And last but not least, we must be aware of the fact that art is a matter of little importance for all those people who are struggling to survive day in day out …

Another part of his sculptures is the collection of creatures from the planet 'MEHLODIA' .

Without doubt, Ribley! must surely be considered as a major representative of RECYCLING ASSEMBLAGE ART : most of his works are assemblages of damaged or broken objects made of solid materials. However, almost each object gets a revalued function, often comparable or even opposite to its prior function.

Each work is a piece of craftsmanship : all the separate objects – often of the same kind - are planed or touched up for a figurative finish and are smoothly glued as well as screwed together. Finally, each assemblage is preventively treated against corrosion or rotting and then painted and varnished meticulously to endure the ravages of time and to enhance the expressiveness.

 

 

 

 

From Waste to Art : a small step for Ribley! , but a giant leap for mankind...

From Waste ...
... to Art

Furthermore, Ribley! has always been an adherent of TOTAL ART : with each work comes a short story, poem, article or musical composition, and sometimes there is a reference to another work of art or artist.

His most impressive works, such as 'The Perfect Woman' , 'Don Quichot Masturbating on the Pot' , or 'Sperm Banker' are still being considered so shocking that they can not be viewed on this website (yet) …

Ribley! has always considered the joy of creating much more important than the benefit of financial profit or fame. Consequently, he has seldom exhibited within the commercial circuit of galleries and museums. Furthermore, he has never indulged to momentary trends or nonsensical concepts. After all, he has always stated that art can no longer be called art if it stops being clearly definable...

Some of his works not only have an aesthetic value, but another function as well, such as being a piece of furniture or a desk accessory… And as a general rule, each work was made to amuse or to shock, or even both!

 

Snowwhite Vase
Gynaecologist Nightlamp

If you would be interested in purchasing the complete 'Wasted Art Catalogue' with full comment, please contact us.

Not all the Ribley! sculptures can be viewed on this website (yet), but they are all included in the catalogue…

Also, some of the sculptures of this collection can still be purchased. For more details, please also contact us.

 

So let us visit the GALLERY or find out more about the MEHLODIA SCULPTURES .