Visual artist Sjaak Smetsers (Venlo, 1954) occupies a position of his own in the lively Venlo art scene.
In his studio in Tegelen he has created a huge army of fabulous figures over a period of many years. The predominantly polychrome creatures with delicately finished ‘skins’ are constructed with acute deliberation. Like a supermechanic Sjaak Smetsers assembles his unique figures step by step. He composes them by means of different disciplines and various techniques from entirely different and at times even conflicting materials.
His works of art are never generated at one go. Each individual piece is the result of a scrupulously selected combination of mixed media.