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Vandal proof and durable are unfortunately important properties for art in the outdoor space. Although Lucebert said that “Everything of value is defenseless”, monumental statues should not be.

Monumental statues made of stainless steel are durable and have a light and clear appearance, often with friendly and inviting shapes to look at. Stainless steel is durable, maintenance-friendly and gives a contemporary and sleek appearance. View the examples of unique monumental statues and sculptures by Inox.

A monumental work of art – the possibilities

As a visual artist I like to make monumental sculptures and sculptures from modern materials. I prefer to work with stainless steel, but on request I also use glass, bronze and Corten steel.

Why do I like to work with stainless steel for monumental sculptures? Firstly, because I like stainless steel, but especially because stainless steel is durable, sleek, radiant and strong. And permanently beautiful!


I would like to get to know you. In an informal conversation, I listen carefully to what you want to tell, your ideas and wishes. If there is a click where you feel that I am the right person to make the artwork for you, I will start making a number of designs for you.

Even if you have no idea what a work of art or sculpture should look like for you or your organization, I would like to think along with you! Also look around this website for inspiration.

For a no-obligation consultation you can call me at 06-49351338 . Or send an email to .

artist Jeroen Stok Jeroen Stok

Monumental art

Monumental art is a branch of the visual arts that encompasses a wide variety of works created to harmonize with a specific architectural environment, in terms of theme as well as structural and chromatic design. Monumental art includes monuments, architectural ornamentation (sculpture, painting and mosaics), stained glass, public sculpture and fountains. (Some writers also view architecture as a form of monumental art.)

Representative compositions created for the facade or interior of a building, as well as monuments erected in public squares, are usually intended to embody the broad masses and familiarize themselves with the most common social and philosophical ideas of the time or to enhance the memory to an eminent person or important event.

Monumental works of art

By forming a synthesis with architecture, monumental works of art express the idea contained in a building, ensemble or architecturally organized space. They are often relatively self-contained and are the dominant part of an ensemble. A quest to express lofty ideas dictates the majestic language of their artistic forms and their scalar relationship to humans, surrounding objects and space, and to the natural environment.

Complementary in architecture?

A number of monumental works of art are not particularly ideological and usually play a complementary role in architecture, decoratively organizing the surfaces of walls, ceilings and facades. Two sets of Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican – the one in the Stanze and the one in the loggias – are examples of the two types of monumental art. In the Stanze frescoes, which are characterized by philosophical reflections on the world and on the greatness of humanity, the representative element predominates. The frescoes in the loggias are decorative, bordering on the decorative (a tendency sometimes referred to as monumental decorative arts). There is no sharp boundary between these two types of monumental works.

Relationship monumental art and architecture

Throughout art history, various techniques have been used to establish a relationship between monumental art and architecture, ranging from the repetition in a painting or sculpture of a building’s articulations and rhythms to the use of devices that contrast with the structure of a building. For example, the mural in the Roman houses of Pompeii includes the murals that are flat and decorative, creating spatial illusions and visually disguising the flatness of the wall.


In addition to ‘inscribing’ monumental compositions in architectural elements (e.g. the pediments, friezes and metopes of ancient Greek temples), architectural surfaces are often embellished with decorative facades (e.g. medieval Middle Asian buildings, with facades covered with glazed tiles). ;