Wout Neutkens

About Wout Neutkens

During his studies (physics) he learned about a revolutionary theory that unified various conflicting ideas about the universe. The theory was (partly) developed by Erik Verlinde and understands the universe as information on the outer surface of a sphere. This understanding of the galaxy became a metaphorical force for his sculpture making. This idea of a cosmological horizon – an absolute outer surface in which everything is present – mixed with his understanding of the human skin (the absolute and extremely sentient outer surface of our human body). Scientific conclusions have a sensual effect on him. His artwork became a way of exploring and expressing this synaesthetic, hallucinatory experience. (Read More)

Various sculptures by Wout Neutkens

Wout Neutkens exhibition at KIRAC Space

Opening: Friday 17:00, November 8, 2019

Wout laying with Female Figure

Female figure is based partly on his own limps and torso. Wout made the figure without a head, as it must function as an extension of his imagination, not an entity with a mind of it’s own. (Click for more about this work)

A video of Wout with his female sculpture, music by the artist himself

3d render

Wout Neutkens in his studio with Wow, Portal and Booom (from left to right)

Wow (180cm), Portal (190cm), Booom! (200cm)

White Flower (bronze, still in process at the foundy, 2019)

Female figure, bronze, at the foundry (2019)

Working process

Sculpture ‘Portal’. work in process (2018)

Wout Neutkens Studio Practice (2018)

Wout cuts shapes out of cardboard. After covering the pieces with fabric, he then sews the pieces together with needle and thread. The combination of fabric and cardboard gives the right support and rigidity to the sculptures. (See video below or click for more)




as shown at the ‘Reality by Zero’ exhibition at W139 Amsterdam, from 2017-07-08 till 2018-08-13 (Exhibition webpage here)

 ‘Reality by Zero’ opening at W139 (Exhibition webpage here)

More information and images to come.