Eja Siepman van den Berg
Dutch sculptor Eja Siepman van den Berg (Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1943) developed her distinctive visual program during the early 1970s. Her representations of the human body in bronze and stone witness her interest in a harmonious figuration ánd the principles of abstraction.
Siepman van den Berg seeks for a clarity in form, omitting the mere decorative and superfluos. What remains, is sculpture devoid of meaning in the traditional sense of the word. This also explains her broad interest in early Greek Kouroi, the subdued male statuary from 600 B.C., ánd in twentieth-century sculptors as Consantin Brâncuși and American Minimalist Donald Judd. Eja Siepman van den Berg found her niche in the field of ‘abstraction within figuration’, with the architecture of the human body as a leading principle.