Luk Van Soom (°1956) lives and works in Rijkevorsel, Belgium. Originally he was a carpenter, specialised in furniture. Afterwards, he studied sculpture in Antwerp, Belgium at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and also at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Antwerp, Belgium. He was a professor at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Netherlands and also at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He is currently a professor at the St. Joost Academy in Breda, Netherlands. In his homeland and abroad, he has realised high-profile projects, exhibitions and commissions.
For Beaufort 2006, he created a sculpture of 12 meters high — a metal tree that was erected on the Wenduine beach in Belgium. In 2010, the Stedelijk Museum Hoogstraten organised an important retrospective of his work. His monumental works can be found in many public spaces: ‘Walhalla’, Italiëlei, Finance Centre, Antwerpen, Belgium
‘De avonturen van Baron Von Munchausen’ (The Adventures of the Baron from Munchausen), Zuiderwagenplein, Lelystad, the Netherlands
‘Romeo en Julia II’ (Romeo and Julia II), Provinciedomein Rivierenhof, Antwerpen, Belgium
‘Let's make the water turn back’, Hospital Klina, Brasschaat, Belgium
‘De Man van Atlantis’ (The Man from Atlantis), Waterloolaan, Brussel, Belgium
‘De man die het heelal stut’ (The Man That Struts the Universe), Stationsplein, Wetteren, Belgium
‘Badende Bosnimph’ (Bathing Forest Nymph), University of Maastricht, the Netherlands