Salvage (Baltic Ace) [2016]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood,  162 x 213 x 15cm

Baltic Ace was a roll-on/roll-off car carrier that sank in the North Sea on 5th December 2012 after a collision with a container ship. It sank within 15 minutes in shallow waters. Only 13 of the crew of 24 were rescued. The wreck was lifted in chunks in 2015 and transported to Waalhaven in Rotterdam where the photo was taken that was the basis for the bas-relief.
(source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Baltic_Ace)

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.