Aftermath / Landmark 2009 - 2014
As part of the groundbreaking collection the Landmark series the Big Ben is amongst some of Studio Job’s most famous pieces, the Chartres and the Taj Mahal.
“Big Ben is created with eroded rock, like an apple core, precarious and able to fall at any moment. But still the icon survives on top, holding strong despite the turbulent undercurrent.
It is not a rule of law, but I do believe that buildings tell a lot about their inhabitants.
Humans as creating beings….” Job Smeets
Landmark, the exhibition by Studio Job launched in Miami in 2014, is not a closed-end collection, but an installation of monumental sculptures from the period 2009-2020.
“Architecture is what connects the exhibition. Cast in bronze, monumental interpretations of world famous buildings. But these icons are positioned anew, and find themselves in a vulnerable position, blown up or reduced to a simple lamp.
What also connects the sculptures is the ultimate effort for the ultimate work. They are Renaissance pieces for the contemporary applied arts.”
– Job Smeets, Antwerp November 2014