MARLEEN VAN WIJNGAARDEN2018-02-22T23:01:15+00:00

Project Description



Marleen van Wijngaarden (1966, Leiden) lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1988 – 1991 Academy of Fine Arts, Rotterdam The Netherlands

1985 – 1987 Academy of Fine Arts, St. Joost, Breda The Netherlands


2010 La Maison van Doesburg (Meudon) Paris, France  with Hans Koolmees (composer). 2007 Vis – a – Vis Art Lab, 798 Art zone, Beijing, Chine. 2004 Youkobo Art space, Tokio, Japan. 2002 Studio exchange, Berlin, Germany. 2000 Puddles artists initiative links 2000, Surge Gallery | Tokio, Japan

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Previous paintings of  Van Wijngaarden often avoided any one-point perspective. In her latest work, she examines the expressive possibilities of the relief in painting. The angularity of the relief itself in various forms is shown in the relation to the ‘flat’ character of the paint stroke. The inspiration for the Plastic Number, an important mathematical constant in architecture, is palpable in her choices. Customized systems are universal and general, interventions and adaptations make them personal. By manipulating the pattern only minimally she creates ‘a disturbance in the field,’ which changes the illusion of space and movement: by moving it along one experiences perspective shifts. The work looks hermetic and accessible: a twin phenomenon. Van Wijngaarden is able to conceive a new structure in which movement and composition express her vision, resulting in abstractions of urban sprawl with an almost musical rhythm.

In haar nieuwe werk onderzoekt Van Wijngaarden de expressiemogelijkheden van het reliëf in de schilderkunst. De kantigheid van het reliëf wordt op verschillende wijzen gerelateerd aan het platte karakter van de verfstrook. De inspiratie door het Plastisch Getal is voelbaar in haar keuzes.