Ricks Terstappen is an established artist who works primarily with wood and steel as the main materials used in his art pieces. Influences are generally from daily life, with an interest in the transience of life and materiality. Many of his works are created from ready found objects.
The special quality of Terstappen’s work is in the transformation and re-definition of these everyday items into new shapes, forms and functions. For the past several years he has been developing a new method of inflating. This innovative, new technique has resulted in rich and complex artworks that now appear throughout the country.
He tutors from time to time at EIT and has been involved in both public artworks as well as many privately commissioned works. Terstappen’s art is found in several public places and collections in Australia, the United States, Sweeden and throughout New Zealand.
Recent, large-scale sculpture installations can be found in Hastings, Napier, Barry Curtis Park Manukau City, Viaduct Harbour Auckland City, Hobsonville Point Auckland City,
and on Whaiheke Island.
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