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Jan Hendriks

Jan Hendriks

Born: 1946

Hometown: Landsmeer

Based in: Landsmeer

I work with simple forms (squares, lines) and materials (paper, art board, wood, mdf, foam board) in simple rhythmic compositions, mostly inspired on spiral movements.

“Simple” means: a straight line, simpler than a plane; a square, simpler than a rectangle. Everything that is not important or redundant, can be left out.
Simple also means: no colour, white.

I prefer to work in a language of minimal elements: a repetition of the same element, sometimes with little shifts or distortions. Sometimes there are more elements, that amplify each other but not confuse and in that way form a new element.
The handwriting that takes shape during the process, just exists and can be there.

It is a continuing investigation of what is possible with these minimal means and their shape properties.
With these minimal elements endless structures take shape, with no accents, no main issues, no side issues. I show a strong image of emptiness, of silence and peacefulness in a meditative atmosphere.

My work does not point to existing realities, nor is it a picture of that reality. There are no statements, no meanings, symbols or messages. My work does not pretend to be more that itself: a composition of forms. That is why my work matches best with definitions, which are being used defining Concrete Art.


11 works for sale

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untitled 21 12 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

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untitled 19 06 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

Mixed Media

$ 2,500

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untitled 19 05 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

Mixed Media

$ 2,600

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untitled 18 16 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

Mixed Media

$ 500

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untitled 18 01 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

Painting

$ 500

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untitled 16 06 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

Mixed Media

$ 3,500

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untitled 11 04 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

Mixed Media

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untitled 10 41 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

Mixed Media

$ 1,800

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untitled 10 21 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

Mixed Media

$ 1,800

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untitled 10 12 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

Mixed Media

$ 1,000

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untitled 22 10 by Jan Hendriks
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Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

Sculpture

$ 3,500

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Jan Hendriks In The Studio

"“The work must be constructed totally from pure visual elements. A visual element has no other meaning than itself and therefore the picture has no other meaning than itself” (van Doesburg, ± 1930)"


More About Jan Hendriks

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What inspires you?

chaos and order

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Describe your creative process.

I prefer to work in a language of minimal elements: a repetition of the same element, sometimes with little shifts or distortions. Sometimes there are more elements, that amplify each other but not confuse and in that way form a new element. The handwriting that takes shape during the process, just exists and can be there.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

minimal art, geometrical-abstract, constructivism

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Theo van Doesburg, Jaap Wagemaker

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

my eyes

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

It is OK to be inspired by another artists, but find your own independent way, away from this inspiration.

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Where do you go for inspiration?

Everywhere


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Credentials

Education

Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam

Netherlands, 1978

Academy of Fine Arts

Netherlands, 1968

Exhibitions

TZT 043 at BFA The Hague

2020

Grande Finale at BFA The Hague

2019

ArtLink Galleries

2019

Gallery ARTBLOC Abu Dhabi Art Fair

2019

Pop-Up TZT Art Exhibition at BFA New York

2018

Gallery Radial Art Strasbourg

2017

Gallery de Natris Solo Nijmegen

2017

Gallery Broft Solo Leerdam

2017

Gallery Nasty Alice Eindhoven

2016

Still in Motion, EM Gallery Drachten

2015

Radical Abstraction, Gallery Radial Art Strasbourg,

2015

Awards

Biennale del Torreón, Italy (nominated)

2017

4me Prix d'Art , Riegel am Kaiserstuhl, Germ. (nominated)

2015

Education

Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam

Netherlands, 1978

Academy of Fine Arts

Netherlands, 1968

Exhibitions

TZT 043 at BFA The Hague

2020

Grande Finale at BFA The Hague

2019

ArtLink Galleries

2019

Gallery ARTBLOC Abu Dhabi Art Fair

2019

Pop-Up TZT Art Exhibition at BFA New York

2018

Gallery Radial Art Strasbourg

2017

Gallery de Natris Solo Nijmegen

2017

Gallery Broft Solo Leerdam

2017

Gallery Nasty Alice Eindhoven

2016

Still in Motion, EM Gallery Drachten

2015

Radical Abstraction, Gallery Radial Art Strasbourg,

2015

Awards

Biennale del Torreón, Italy (nominated)

2017

4me Prix d'Art , Riegel am Kaiserstuhl, Germ. (nominated)

2015

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