Ron van der Ende is a sculptor living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He specializes in wall mounted bas-reliefs constructed from found wood. The original color and texture of the wood is utilized to form a gripping and realistic mosaic. The realism is further enhanced by the perspective built into the relief. His works look so three-dimensional, as if the will pop out of the wall, but are flat. Each sculpture is assembled using hundreds of smaller pieces of wood that are cut and nailed together to give the illusion of a three-dimensional object.
“I collect old doors and stuff. Old painted wood that I find in the street. I take it apart and skin it to obtain a 3mm thick veneer with the old paint layers still intact. I construct bas-reliefs that I cover with these veneers much like a constructed mosaic. I do not paint them!” Ron van der Ende