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Trapart - Who is Jop van Driel? - Artist and maker of exclusive wood sculptures and classic and modern design wooden staircases
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Who is Jop van Driel?

The few leisure hours I have I use to make free shape work. During my whole life I have been fascinated and busy shaping organic lines. But also life and its transitoriness. This branch is a result of ideas I have been working with in my mind for a long time. This is the first image which in some way approaches the creations of what I eventually like to make.

Four-dimensional images you can look into and look through. What I want to depict is material which vaporizes but in the same moment tells a story.

My daily work is modeling with wood. When I make something I am aware of the resistance of the wood. The wood does not want to be or to be shaped like I have borne in mind how it should be. A tree wants to be a tree and not a staircase or a statue. Every day I am busy ‘taming’ the wood just like a horse (in its heart a horse doesn’t want to be tamed). When you have been working with a natural material as long as I’ve been doing it and recognize its unbelievable beauty, you just can’t help getting tremendously much awe for nature.

I think people are unfathomably interesting. I like to read biographies and read them often. In my studio I like to receive special clients. I think it is interesting to listen to their stories.

Those stories I like to depict, but in the same time reflect them towards the infinite.