Belgian metal sculptor Tim Roosen, began building his first creature in 1996 with no expectations and no plan at the time. Working as a blacksmith by day, the last thing Tim wanted to do was to create more metal art. He later tried painting and sculpting with clay, but given the abysmal results, Tim soon realised metal was his material to work with. Since then, he has created an intriguing universe of metal maidens, androgynous automatons and strange creatures, where “a Gothic dream meets a Dieselpunk nightmare.”
Tim claims his work is inspired by the consumptions of fantasy literature from the local library and renting bad sci-fi B-movies on Sunday nights in his younger years. His love of Arthurian myths and legends, combined with an interest in Japanese comics and a fascination with alternative subcultures also reflect in his work.
New to his dark universe are the Urban Robots, a series of defunct machineheads, beautiful in their decay. With this series he explores the worlds of Urban Art and Pop Art, which have been a fascination for a long time.
Tim has participated in various group exhibitions, in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Poland, the UK and the USA, as well as had several solo and duo shows in Europe. His works are in private collections in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic and the USA, and have been acquired by the Naïa Museum in Brittany, France.