Body Buck [2015]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood,  322 x 116 x 15cm

A body-buck or hammer-form is a sturdy wooden structure used in producing one-off metal panels for coachwork. It is used for prototypes, concept cars and restoration projects. This bas-relief is a rendition of the body buck for the Bizzarrini Manta Concept by Ital Design in 1969.

At the 20th anniversary of his choice to solely create his sculptures from found wood, Ron van der Ende focuses on the fundamental elements of his work in a series of seemingly simple shapes. The Bare Bones show at Ron Mandos in Amsterdam presents an overview of specimens that are abstracted and deconstructed, touching the core of his oeuvre.