Ikaros

IKAROS BUSINESS PARK - Zaventem (B)

Liévin van Outryve d’Ydewalle

1992

This was the first sculpture Codic incorporated into one of its projects.  ‘Ikaros’ marks the entrance to the ‘Ikaros Business Park’, developed close to Brussels National Airport.  Ikaros, or the dream of flying away and always going further…
Thierry Behiels, an art-lover and the project manager at the time, suggested placing a sculpture along the Chaussée de Louvain. Everyone liked the idea.  A visionary idea, this initial sculpture was the starting point for a wonderful collection which currently reflects Codic’s corporate culture.
The person behind Ikaros, Liévin van Outryve d’Ydewalle, was a pilot in the Belgian air force from 1956 to 1966 then captain for Air Zaïre from 1966 to 1976.  Since 1975, he has dedicated himself to sculpture developing a style that mixes reality, the figurative and surrealism.  

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