ROOM 579 Douwe Halbertsma
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
Since graduating from Arnhem Institute For The Arts in 2003 Douwe has exhibited throughout
the Netherlands, in such places as STROOM (Den Haag), Reinier van Ewijk Projects
(Amsterdam) and Ram Foundation (Rotterdam).
He has done both private and public commissioned art projects.