Bob Lejeune seeks a balance between figuration and abstraction. His work is full of symbolism and archetypes. He asks questions and tries to add an existential layer to his images, which touches the viewer. Every sculpture starts with an idea, in which animals often play the leading role. By means of figuration he tries to stretch the subject and to break open the clay as a solid block.
By cutting open the work, surprises arise that challenge him to go even further in concept and form and to become bolder. Bob Lejeune is a real sculptor: everything has to be plastically right. The exchange between mass and residual space, matter and spirit must be in balance. His work was recently awarded a stipend during the Ceramics Triennial 2021 in Apeldoorn.