Since 2015, Han van Wetering has been making brightly coloured (azure blue, candy pink, gold and silver) erotic towers in glazed ceramic, together they form a modern metropolis. A bit like the 'Metropolis' artwork by Paul Citroen (1923). The artist was inspired by a stay in the USA during the rise of Donald Trump as president. The towers symbolise male, erotic and political power. They flaunt each other and even try to rival the sky. One even bigger and higher than the other. Because the higher the more powerful... By now we know what happened to Trump's presidency. A country left in chaos and confusion, totally polarised by a man who's only desire is power. A universal theme. This makes Han van Wetering's towers more topical than ever.
HAN VAN WETERING