Perversity, Pleasure and the Boundaries of our Order. The Art of Folkert de Jong
(David Stroband) The Low Countries - 2007, № 15, pp. 299-303
De Jong has developed a virtuoso sense of form and composition. It is a brilliant embodiment of human madness. Or as he himself puts it: ‘I like the relationship between play and violence. Pleasure and brutality produce a strange mix. Perversity and pleasure go together if we explore the boundaries of our order. I like the faces of my sculptures to be humorous in a dark sort of way.'
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