Surfboards (The Water House)

Artist: tiril hasselknippe Tags: Permanent art

Artist Tiril Hasselknippe’s sculptural group Surfboards (Vattenhuset), is located in the foyer of the V Building at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) at Lund University. The work has a rough expression, a raw material that visualises its origin and the artist’s hand. Hasselknippe has been inspired by American popular culture and experiences of colour at Californian beaches. In the same building we also find the painting Cadillac Eldorado by the legendary artist John-E Franzén.

The artwork was completed in autumn 2016 at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) at Lund University. In the V Building, courses are held in Building and Environmental Technology, Construction Sciences and Industrial Electrical Engineering. Points of contact between Hasselknippe’s choice of materials and the subjects exist. Polyester, one of the materials in the sculpture, is used for boats, cars and surfboards. The transparent and coarse expression of the fibreglass fabric opens up the construction to the viewer and each of the five sculptures has their own identity and personality.