JAN MAARTEN VOSKUIL
Breaking the Circle
October 24 – December 10, 2014
Opening & Artist Reception: Friday, October 24, 6-8pm
This new exhibition presents Voskuil’s expert craftsmanship and originality. The titles “Circle getting rectangular” (2014) and “Getting rectangular again “playfully comment on Voskuil’s bridging of distinct shapes, and the crafted illusion of moving parts. The configuration of “Dynamic monochrome cornered” (2014) extending across two planes distorts the visual perception of the corner in which it is placed, and again suggests movement. “Broken Anthracite” (2014) and “Broken Yellow II” (2014) use stark colors and modular shapes to suggest shattered pieces; while the solid, singular colors give each piece a sense of wholeness.
Jan MaartenVoskuil (Arnhem,1964) lives and works in Haarlem, The Netherlands. He graduated in Arts at the Rijks University of Groningen (1989) and attended the postgraduate Ateliers Arnhem (1997). His work is included in various public and private collections amongst which are The Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen (Germany), The Wannieck Gallery, Brno (Czech Republic), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Frans Halsmuseum/De Hallen, Haarlem (The Netherlands), MADI museum for Geometric Art (Dallas), CALDIC Collection, Wassenaar (The Netherlands), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (the Netherlands) and many others.