Caius Spronken (1958, Beek).
Caius Spronken is a sculptor, rooted in a tradition with strong ties with the classic statuary arts, based on restrained tensions of forms and plastic beauty.
His statues and portraits in bronze radiate the fullness of life and they are very much present in a spatial sense. They radiate a picturesque sense of shape.
Skilful expertise based on traditional norms is a primary condition to reach a freer approach, but which does not mean that it is non-compulsary.
Caius Spronken was born in a family of artists. He made his first bronzes when he was five years old, his first exhibition followed a few years later.
His later work is mostly bronze, which he sometimes paints with oils.
He is also known for his marble statues, paintings and drawings. In his work there is practically always a figurative component, whether it be a torso, a relief, a fountain or free work.