Amidst nature, amongst art and horses, sculptor Jos Dirix lives and works together with his spouse Wilma. In Neer, in the very South of the Netherlands. It's there, that Jos Dirix hunts for depth, seeking the summit of his personality, his life and his art. There is his daily contact with the countryside and his Icelandic horses. Contact of the horseman with his horse. Rhythm and equilibrium. But also in the fervent practice of the Japanese martial art of Jiu-jitsu Dirix finds the revelations and the sensations of tensity and unity.
Jos Dirix creates authentic expressive sculptures. Horses, bulls, men, women and predators in bronze. Each sculpture is in motion, full of primal power, but at the same time full of grace. Each work of art is to him a play of interpretation, of perception and of imagination, inspired by the connection with life itself. Dirix enjoys the craftsmanship of sculpturing, the fathoming, the presenting, the transcending. To him sculpturing is synonymous with searching for answers and finding solutions. Skilfully creating with hands, head and heart.
The entire oeuvre of Jos Dirix, every work of art, from tiny to huge, is full of life's power. Pure energy. A bronze pulsation of respect for life. This life's power is an energy that hits you like an incentive, that vitalizes. As a purchaser once put it: ‘Of course Jos Dirix’s sculptures beautify every house and every garden, but there is more: the sculptures of Jos Dirix are characterized by the intensity of a whiplash. Over and over again I experience this intense energetic impetus'.
'The tensity of one single moment,
the utter thrust of the perfection of the motion of man and beast,
the display of an open-ended story in the circle of life,
that moment, that vital sensation,
I pass on, I seize in bronze'.