“Blik’s creativity has been both prodigious and profoundly moving. His huge bronze figures typically emerge from black metallic masses like butterflies from cocoons and stretch upwards, their fingers often just touching some mysterious shining object above them. You don’t have to be an art critic to grasp the metaphor. This might be the artist emerging from his dark past. Or perhaps it is the indomitable human spirit rising from apparent devastation to reach for the beauty that will not be crushed.” - Richard Morrison, The Times, London

 

Born in Amsterdam in 1939, by the age of four Maurice Blik was faced with the questions and choices that philosophers, artists and religions have left unanswered for centuries.

 

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