Douwe Halbertsma (Delft, 1980) is an artist living and working in Rotterdam. He works with sculpture and art projects in public space.
Douwe’s sculptures are formed simply and with clarity. Although they may appear to depict everyday motifs, behind their simple appearance complex decisions have been made. In his works he plays with the fundamental principles of sculpture such as space, shape and mass. This play does not stay as an abstract conception but always has a consequence in the meaning of his sculptures.
As a sculptor, Douwe takes a fresh look at tradition, but also enjoys making references to comics and cartoons. His fascination with the possibilities and limits of sculpture as a medium goes hand in hand with a form of humor, which widens perspectives of and lends lightness to his works.