"The Power of Living Iron"

 Wim Franssens

       Metal Artist       


My pieces often find their origin in nature. Each time I try to convey a message of cheerfulness, warmth and hope.

For the realization of my pieces I mainly use iron, but wood, epoxy and glass are also used.

Artists such as Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Barbara Hepworth and Keith Haring remain a source of inspiration.


Wim Franssens (Boom, 1974) likes to work with materials that others usually consider to be "heavy". To him, however, they are not. A sculpture must arise organically, so there is no room for materials that do not allow coincidences. And certainly not if they do not want to take on a life of their own. As a result, creations sometimes become real surprises, also for the maker himself.

Text: Koen Van Meel 

"Only pessimists forge the iron while it is hot. Optimists trust that it will not cool down." 

Upcoming- Current Exhibitions

Group exhibition - Belfort Bruges - "Garmijnzaal"

28 - 29 - 30 june - 1 july 2024

Solo exhibition - Gallery "De Zitkamer" - Boom

29 Nov - 15 Dec. 2024


Feel free to send me a message. I am available for commissions.  I always love to hear what viewers think of my work. I look forward to hearing from you.