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Dynamic Structure 13413 -  Willem Van Weeghel

Willem Van Weeghel Dynamic Structure 13413

Dynamic Structure 13413 consists of 4 T-shaped elements that in front of a white background on four rotation points can rotate independently from each other. The elements can rotate with stepless speed in two directions, or stand still.
An integrated computer system with specially developed software coordinates the movement process. Constantly changing structures that move between chaos and order are formed. There is no fixed repetitive cycle.

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Dynamic Structure 310114 -  Willem Van Weeghel

Willem Van Weeghel Dynamic Structure 310114
Dynamic Structure 311014 consists of four white canvas panels. Each panel contains two black lines that can move in horizontal or vertical direction. The lines can move independently from each other, or be at stop.
An integrated computer system with specially developed software coordinates the movement process. Constantly changing structures that move between chaos and order are formed. There is no fixed repetitive cycle.

Exhibiting Artists

  • Banksy

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  • Federico Bianchi

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  • Jean-Pierre Cassigneul

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  • Carlos Cruz Diez  (+)

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  • Zhuang Hong Yi

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  • Kudditji Kngwarreye

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  • Emily Kame Kngwarreye

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  • Marc Lagrange

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  • Marc Lagrange

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  • Ufan Lee  (+)

    Biography : Lee Ufan (Korean, b. 1936) is a philosopher and minimalist sculptor and painter, trained and educated in Japan. Having studied modern Western philosophy in the 1950s at Nihon University, Lee became a prominent member of the avant-garde Mono-ha group, beginning in the late 1960s. The art of this artist, who has long been based in Japan, is rooted in an Eastern appreciation of the nature of materials and also in modern European phenomenology. The origin of Mono-ha may be found in Lee‘s article "Sonzai to mu wo koete Sekine Nobuo ron (Beyond Being and Nothingness - A Thesis on Sekine Nobuo." The Mono-ha artists aimed to deviate from typical Western artistic practices of media manipulation, and instead juxtaposed objects and materials in such a way as to draw attention to the relationship between things and surroundings. Lee’s paintings are frequently characterized by simple, abstract brushstrokes in dark blue and gray tones, applied to white canvases or surfaces. His sculptures, such as his prolific Relatumseries, often portray a similarly antithetical relationship by placing round or flat natural stones alongside rectangular plates of iron and steel. In keeping with his background in philosophy, Lee strives to engage viewers in contemplating the interaction between space, objects, and themselves. From 1973 until 2007, Lee served as a professor at Tama Art University in Tokyo. His work is part of the permanent collection at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at New York’s Pace Wildenstein and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Lee Ufan currently lives and works in Kamakura, Japan, and in Paris, France.

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  • Gavin Rain

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  • Paul Rousso  (+)

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    • Paul Rousso - Financial Times Life&Arts 2-2-18 Financial Times Life&Arts 2-2-18

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  • Marie Cécile Thijs  (+)

    Biography : Marie Cécile Thijs is an artist with a distinctive signature. Her portraits are still lifes, and her still lifes become portraits. She is influenced by the old masters in painting, yet her work is clearly contemporary. Stillness is key. Marie Cécile Thijs, originally a lawyer, decided more than fifteen years ago to follow her love for the camera. She is specialised in staged photography, and created the series White Collar, Food Portraits, Chefs (Cooks), Horses and Human Angels, which are still in progress to this day. She also made many portraits of writers, politicians, designers and artists. Her work has often been published and exhibited, her photos have repeatedly received international acclaim and are included in the collections of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum Rotterdam and many public and private art collections. Recently her book 'Characters' has been published. She had her first retrospective in Museum aan het Vrijthof Maastricht. Also her work has been exhibited at TEFAF 2015.

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  • Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri  (+)

    Biography : Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri was born around 1958 east of Kiwirkurra in Western Australia. In 1984 the international headlines were filled with the ’discovery’ of the last group of Australian Aborigines who until the late 20th century had managed to retain their traditional lifestyle in complete isolation. These so-called ’last of the nomads’ or ‘lost tribe’ of nine Pintupi walked in from the bush west of Lake Owen that year and for the first time came into contact with western civilization. Six of these nine Aborigines became artists. From these six, Warlimpirrnga was the first who started painting after carefully observing other artists from the community at Kiwirkurra. Within three years, Warlimpirrnga transformed from a nomad with a traditional lifestyle into one of the leading artists from the Papunya Tula Artists corporation. In 1988, he held his first exhibition in Melbourne. Warlimpirrnga paints primarily in two styles, he makes extensive use of geometric shapes to depict the stories of the Tingari (ancestors), or he uses lines made up of carefully placed dots in his dreamings that depict holy Lake Mackay, a site of which he is one of the custodians. Warlimpirrnga uses the same dot technique as other Pintupi artists like his brothers, Walala and Thomas, but also George Tjungurrayi.

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  • George ‘Hairbrush’ Tjungurrayi

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  • Willem van Weeghel  (+)

    Biography : Willem van Weeghel was born in 1956 in the city of Wageningen, the Netherlands. After high school he studied to become a fine arts teacher. For his graduation project he produced his first kinetic objects and after that, until today, he has continued working as a professional kinetic artist. In Van Weeghel’s work, movement is the central means of expression. He creates changing structures that appear to move in the transitional area between chaos and order, between variability and uniformity, between volatility and consistency. As a reconciliation of opposites. Artwork and technique Van Weeghel’s kinetic objects are characterized by a serial use of T-shaped or lineair elements on a monochrome surface of which the form is generally of less importance than the movement these elements make. The moving elements form and dissolve patterns in a continuous and fluid movement of forms. The seemingly random movements of these objects are controlled by an integrated computer system that control a sophisticated mechanical system, which however is not visible to the spectator. The artist makes use of advanced and sophisticated technology, which is kept from view and which is only instrumental. Message Identical elements with identical movement options together form constantly changing structures. Like dancers executing a complex choreography. The forms the artist uses merely function as the instruments to make movement visible and, therefore, these are as simple as possible. The coordinated movement of the moving elements creates the complexity. Instrumental in an attempt to comprehend the constant movement in which structures appear and then disappear again. In an attempt to visualize the passage of time. The use of the technical, kinetic art for Van Weeghel is the optically alluring means to a deeper understanding of how to build order out of chaos. Works by Willem van Weeghel are included in various private, public and museum collections.

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    •  Willem Van Weeghel - Dynamic Structure 310114 Dynamic Structure 310114
    •  Willem Van Weeghel - Dynamic Structure 13413 Dynamic Structure 13413

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  • Tommy Watson Yannima

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