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New sculptures from William Roobrouck, inspired by Indaten®


Belgian sculptor William Roobrouck celebrates his passion for Indaten® weathering steel from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products in a new exhibition at Belgium’s coast. Titled Buitenbeeld (Out of view), the exhibition was staged on the roof of the Knokke Cultural Centre on Belgium’s coast in early 2019. Here he tells us about his inspiration for ‘Division’, the largest sculpture in the exhibition.


'Division' is based on the lives of three brothers who are all friends of mine.


Although they share a common DNA and upbringing, the views of the brothers have diverged as they have grown older.


As the divisions between them have become larger, their viewpoints on life have become increasingly diverse. This is reflected in the use of Indaten®, a steel that will ensure each face weathers differently over time – as the brothers have done.


Each of the three brothers thinks their viewpoint is the right one which leads to disagreement among themselves.


But they still share a connection – the starting point of the sculpture.


The three faces in Division are unique, like the three brothers they represent.


In the future, I'd like to bring the brothers together and take a picture with each of them standing under their own steel profile, backs to each other. I secretly hope that I can see them through this moment and bring the sculpture another step closer to life.

'Proud' gets a permanent home

William Roobrouck is renowned for his striking steel sculptures which are often realised in Indaten® weathering steel from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products. One of his recent works, 'Proud', has been purchased by the city of Knokke and will be positioned in a large roundabout in the spring of 2019.

To give residents an idea of how Proud will look in its new location, William Roobrouck prepared a scale model of the sculpture. It was also displayed during the Buitenbeeld exhibition in the Knokke Cultural Centre.


A maquette of Proud, by William Roobrouck


The maquette gives residents an idea of the scale of Proud, and how it will look in the landscape

About Indaten®

Indaten® is a structural steel with excellent resistance to atmospheric corrosion, thanks to its protective and adhesive patina which evolves with time and the effects of the environment. Over time, the steel surface develops a beautiful purplish brown patina which acts as a protective armour for the steel.

More info: industry.arcelormittal.com/indatenweatheringsteel

Related links

More info on Indaten® on the related ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products' document centre page
Contact ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products
Order your Indaten® sample here
Steel for leisure at europe.arcelormittal.com

‘Indaten® weathering steel brings a perceptible desire to life’ article

Get to know William’s art and design at: https://www.williams-art-design.com/
Click here for William’s portfolio

 

Copyright images: William Roobrouck