#inconcreto by Frits Jeuris

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Representing the contrast between abstract and concrete.

© Robin Poortmans
© Robin Poortmans
A concrete head over four metres high and a little less wide in the middle of the Hesbaye nature at the bicycle junction 123 in Hoeselt. There the monumental concrete head can be admired and visited.

#inconcreto –
according to visitors,
an architectural masterpiece!

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“A dream is an abstract thought inside your head when it emerges in reality it becomes concrete.” – Frits Jeuris

Concrete meaning: a building material made from a mixture of broken stone or gravel, sand, cement, and water, which can be spread or poured into moulds and forms a mass resembling stone on hardening.

“This is my latest head,” says Frits Jeuris, “With the name #inconcreto we refer to the material – concrete in English is both a building material and a the concrete becoming of an idea.”
“In our heads, we can visualise what we want to make, how something should be or the further development of a good idea.
We must also be able to make this visualisation in our heads ‘concrete’, and that happened here with concrete.”

“The head is a universal art theme ,” says Jeuris “the idea may have been mine, but it was only possible to develop it with the help of many municipal employees, an engineer who calculated the stability and a few concrete companies. We quickly think: this is a hard, traditional sector. Both the creativity and the inventiveness of this work prove otherwise once again”.

Abstract thinking is the ability to understand concepts that are real, such as freedom or vulnerability, but which are not directly tied to concrete physical objects and experiences. Abstract thinking is the ability to absorb information from our senses and make connections to the wider world.

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“Art disconnects man from everything that is of practical use” – Frits Jeuris

About Frits Jeuris:

Creative artist (1975) is both a thinker and a doer

He has a remarkable constant flow of ideas and concepts and with a few strokes on a blank sheet he draws simple sketches that immediately make clear what he has in mind.  The conceptual thinker with a critical eye, not only has an idea, but also knows immediately how it might be realised. His knowledge of techniques and materials is often based on the idea itself. His experience in making, or rather creating something, ensures that he can switch quickly. Form follows function. No incomprehensible philosophies, but straightforward and uncomplicated.

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