Folkert de Jong Joins MARC STRAUS
NEW YORK — MARC STRAUS is pleased to announce our representation of renowned Dutch sculptor Folkert de Jong, with a solo exhibition of new work scheduled for February 2019.
Folkert de Jong (b. 1972, The Netherlands) is widely recognized for his narrative-based figurative sculptures that address power dynamics, war, dislocation and greed. His use of industrial Styrofoam and Polyurethane insulation foams is now widely recognizable – subsequently his work has incorporated bronze, Plexiglas, and internal lighting. de Jong’s figures often appear as part of tableaus: harlequins stacked atop each other’s shoulders; a troop of monkeys glaring menacingly. His works have such expressive range, vacillating between humor and the macabre.