About Pim Wever
Even as a child, Pim was preoccupied with drawing and painting, growing up in the polder, in freedom, amidst the nature in West Friesland, nature is also inevitably his greatest source of inspiration. Furthermore, he is a freethinker with broad interests and a man of imagination, contemplation and action.
Pim Wever (1966) lives and works in the Netherlands. After his initial study of structural engineering, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Art & Design in 's-Hertogenbosch in 1994. He discovered his passion for sculpture while studying at the academy in 's-Hertogenbosch. The combination of his engineering and art studies dovetails perfectly with his current activities. All this has resulted in a diversity of works, most of which were made on commission. His designs range from pieces of jewelry to fountain sculptures several metres high and he is experienced in the utilization and implementation of state-of-the-art techniques.
Pim still experiences it as something very special whenever someone asks him to make a sculpture. In his words: "It's something like a meeting of kindred spirits. The people who commission a sculpture are people with an open attitude and a broad perspective, people who have higher aspirations. In order to arrive at a good design it is very important for me to feel the client's engagement in the process. Without that, the object I make will never really 'come to life'. My ultimate goal is always to create a sculpture that exceeds their expectations.
Pim Wever's work raises thought-provoking questions about our relationship with nature and technology, and how it shapes our identity as human beings. By exploring the tension between uncontrolled growth and cultivation, Wever examines the ways in which we have become domesticated and disconnected from our primal nature. He suggests that this disconnect has resulted in a sense of helplessness that permeates our lives.
Through his work, Wever invites us to contemplate our place in the world, not just in relation to other humans, but also to nature, animals, plants, and the earth. He argues that our relationship with nature is fundamental to our understanding of ourselves and that our current disconnect from it is a cause for concern.
Furthermore, Wever questions the role of technology in shaping our humanity. He reflects on the ethical implications of hybridization and transhumanism, and the impact of technology on our sense of self. He suggests that our unquestioning embrace of technology could lead to a loss of what makes us human and that we need to be mindful of this as we continue to develop new technologies.
Overall, Pim Wever's work encourages us to re-evaluate our relationship with nature and technology and to consider the implications of our actions for our own humanity. He challenges us to think beyond our domesticated selves and to embrace the raw edges of our primal nature.
Photo left: Pim Wever at the foundry