Day 239/365 of Steel – Serge Gangolf

Serge Gangolf, born on 3 December 1943 in Wegnez, is a Belgian non-figurative sculptor. Serge Gangolf is best known for his monumental sculptures and fountains decorating public places, especially squares and roundabouts.

Serge Gangolf with his sculpture
Fig 1: Serge Gangolf with his sculpture
Photo: © ÉdA Philippe Labeye

A sculptor of metal, particularly stainless steel or cast aluminium, which he is particularly fond of, Serge Gangolf was one of the first sculptors to use Corten steel. According to him, “it is a real craftsman’s work”.

Serge Gangolf's Sculpture
Fig 2: Serge Gangolf’s Sculpture

He has also worked in concrete, bronze, marble, plaster, ice and stone. His work is characterised by a great simplicity in the purity of geometric forms and a harmony in the relationship between right angles and curves.

Serge Gangolf's Sculpture
Fig 2: Serge Gangolf’s Sculpture
Photo: © Serge GANGOLF

In the summer of 2021, he donated to an auction for the benefit of the victims of the floods in his region. During this disaster, La Virgule, his stainless steel sculpture in the old patrician quarter of Verviers, was destroyed by six cars crashing into each other.

About the Author:

Bruno Dursin – Managing Director at Believe in Steel. Bruno has more than 30 years of experience in promoting steel & steel solutions. His clients benefit from his extensive network within the building industry.

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