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Myriam Eykens
A dream
Technique
bronze
Dimensions
45 x 35 x 110 cm
Myriam Eykens
Enjoying the sun
Technique
bronze
Dimensions
100 x 40 x 60 cm
Myriam Eykens
Déjeuner sur l'herbe
Technique
bronze
Dimensions
83x87x58cm
Myriam Eykens
The flower dress
Technique
bronze
Dimensions
90 x 30 x 40 cm
Myriam Eykens
Lost in thought
Technique
terra cotta
Dimensions
37 x 56 x 39 cm
Myriam Eykens
Listening
Technique
bronze
Dimensions
90 x 32 x 42 cm
Myriam Eykens
Butterfly
Technique
bronze
Dimensions
65 x 26 x 37 cm
Myriam Eykens
Peaceful
Technique
bronze
Dimensions
92 x 37 x 41 cm
Myriam Eykens
Wake up
Technique
bronze
Dimensions
100 x 30 x 42 cm
Myriam Eykens
Relaxed
Technique
bronze
Dimensions
88 x 35 x 62 cm
Myriam Eykens
Bust of a young woman
Technique
terra cotta
Dimensions
50 x 42 x 22 cm
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Expression
Technique
terra cotta
Myriam Eykens
Amazing
Technique
bronze
Dimensions
52 x 67 x 60 cm
Myriam Eykens
Meditation
Technique
terra cotta
Dimensions
48 x 34 x 40 cm
About the artist

 

Frans Boenders on Myriam Eykens:

Sculptress Myriam Eykens rather swiftly established a national reputation, thanks to the appetisingly delicacy of her modeled female nudes. They were foremost created to be cast in plaster. Apparently as a debutante, Eykens never contemplated sales of large editions. That became rather the fate of her very popular, multicoloured petites têtes: heads of children, women and a sparse cardinal. Modeled in clay, terracotta proved to be the ideal material for these small heads.
Soon though, her female nudes were cast in that most adamantine of man made materials: bronze. In proper mechanical execution they were, and still are, subtly controlled by the artist. 
To this day, Eykens is joyfully experimenting with the attenuated sweep of the nude body, in different postures and in various positions of the legs – amounting to something no less than an attempt to a re-renaissance of Beauty in contemporary art.

Il y a belle lurette, Myriam Eykens se lance en parfaite liberté dans une création personnelle, sans être chargée de cours, sans commanditaire, sans articles publicitaires dans les revues ou les médias, surtout sans le soutien de l’Etat et ses grands-commis, directeurs de musées.
Cette liberté, affichant une conception claire du Beau, lui donne une ardeur d’avance qui se joint à son immense plaisir au travail. Son oeuvre illustre sa joie de vivre; son style prend distance vis à vis de la dernière mode et, loin d’être monomane, explose en tonalités différentes. Ses têtes – modelées dans l’argile, terre cuite en y ajoutant du pigment, et autant de pièces uniques fort prisées – présentent une vraie famille postmoderne de caractère. Ses beaux bronzes de femmes épanouies incarnent sa conception d’une Beauté quelque peu en marge de l’histoire de l’art, rebelles à tout intellectualisme prétentieux – toujours aptes à une sereine contemplation.

Zowel Myriam Eykens’ terracotta’s – in nu eens speelse dan weer dromerige of licht melancholische toonaarden – als haar lascieve bronzen verrukken ons door erotiserende verleidelijkheid en door evidente eenvoud. De combinatie van beide laat haar werk aanschuiven aan de interessante marges van de rijke tafelen der kunstgeschiedenis.
Zeker: zo heeft Eykens het zelf gewild als ze beweert geen classicisme na te streven, wél volle en liefst tijdloze vrijheid. Uiteraard volgde ze in haar vormingsjaren ooit de lessen met vrucht; maar haar carrière lang heeft ze, eigensoortig veelzijdig, een hoogst individuele minirenaissance aangezwengeld die de zinnenstrelende schoonheid terug in de kern van haar kunst wil planten.

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Born in Belgium. Studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent

Flemish artist. Myriam Eykens has studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent with Bert Servaes and Berten Coolens. After her studies, she has concentrated totally on her creations and on the diffusion of her art: sculptures in bronze, stone, terra cotta and pastel drawings.

Numerous individual and group exhibitions since 1970 e.g. in Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, her works are to be found in public collections throughout Belgium and private collections across Europe, the USA, South America and Japan.