Exhibition Untitled TZT008 July 2 - August 14 2016

Herman Coppus, Don Satijn & Jan Hendriks 


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Herman Coppus 

Where in the art structures and grids usually means a purpose, they are in the work of Herman Coppus (NL, 1955) means, materials and target simultaneously. The visual work is not easy to summarize in a single category. All Herman's work is geometric abstract. The basic elements in his work are rhythm, structure and patterns.


Herman Coppus, 'zonder titel', 
papier, hout en acrylverf, 100 x 100 cm

His projects are often constructed as a relief from materials such as paper, transparencies, glass, metal or wood. In the paper reliefs the game of light and shadow play an important role. With the addition of color by means of direct and indirect color and light reflections, there are special effects achieved in the reliefs. The most works are made of cardboard and wood, sometimes painted with acrylic paint in primary colors. These colors and the effect of light and shade, enhance the rhythmic nature of the workpieces.

Herman Coppus, 'zonder titel', 
papier en acrylverf, 90 x 70 cm


Don Satijn 

Don Satijn (NL,1953) is an all-round artist. In addition to his musical activities, he already for a long time, makes visual work, drawings, prints and objects. Also in the materials he is not picky, steel, raw cotton and wood. In many of his visual work is the square or cube the starting point. The infinite variations and thereby create a harmony seem simple, but are very labour intensive. 

Don Satijn, 'Focus on your dreams not the problems' en 'Optimism is the foundation of courage',
geel populieren hout en multiplex, 76 x 76 x 8 cm

Don’s ‘Phi block project’ started in 2013. It is one of the first projects in which he has left working with the cube shape. For a set of these objects he uses in basic four or more 'rectangular cubes' referred to in mathematics beams. These beams are combined using the golden ratio. The individual beams have dimensions of 52 x 10 x 10 cm; 32 x 10 x 10 cm and 20 x 10 x 10 cm. All the phi-blocks differ from each other. They are wall objects made of black powder-coated steel, size 10 mm.

 Don Satijn, Phi blok XIV,
massief 1 cm staal, 68 x 42 x 42 cm

Jan Hendriks

Jan Hendriks (NL, 1946) uses simple shapes and materials in simple rhythmic compositions. Simple means: a straight line, simpler than a flat surface; a square, simpler than a rectangle. Everything that is redundant can go, simple also means no color. The material is paper, cardboard and titanium white acrylic paint. He works in a minimal imagery: a repetition of the same element, sometimes with a small shift or rotation. It seems in itself a limitation, but in reality it gives him great freedom and endless possibilities. He is constantly evaluating what is possible with the minimal resources. 


Jan Hendriks, 'z.t. 13 14', 
papier, karton, acryl,  op mdf paneel, 50 x 50 x 6 cm

He seeks thereby to cope with geometric shapes and structures in a strictly consistent attitude, which then flow naturally the dimensions, rhythm and proportions that determine the final work. The term "geometric-abstract" could therefore be applicable. Arise structures indefinitely extend from the edges, but which he only shows a portion. There are no primary or secondary issues, no accents. He usually starts by designing a composition. That choice is usually based on prior work and his thoughts he had in making that work, to put into concrete design factors for the next job

Jan Hendriks, 'z.t. 10 36', 
papier, karton, acryl,  op mdf paneel, 80 x 80 x 6 cm



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