The Art Department Eindhoven 2022

When most children were busy playing soccer, Dutch artist Joop Bongaerts used to draw day in, day out. He was only thirteen when he created his first sculpture. To this day, this fascination for sculpting, monsters in particular, is present in his projects.

In his work, Bongaerts strives towards a perfect realism, where the creatures seem to come alive right under one’s very eyes.The craftsmanship that Bongaerts show-cases in his work is often used in the film industry.

What we see on our streaming channels, in cinema or in a game is the end result of a long design process in which artists are in the search for the perfect images or characters.


This quest for the right imagery in the development of a movie or game, is the space where technical skills, craftsmanship and creativity come together.

His live sculpting sessions are free to visit and part of the expo Sketch & Explore: the art behind film, animation & games. Timetable for the sessions to be announced.

Want to know more about Joop’s work? His sculptures are on display at Breda Station from 1 April to 1 May.