Jan Maarten Voskuil - D-form D-colouring red [karmine], 2014.
With the exhibition D-FORM of sculptor Ewerdt Hilgemann and painter Jan Maarten Voskuil, dr. julius | ap again focuses on current geometric- constructivist art from the Netherlands. Artistically, Hilgemann’s sculptures and Voskuil’s painted objects are related in their form-finding by de-forming an ideal geometry.
Ewerdt Hilgemann [* 1938 in Witten/DE] is known particularly for his series of work Implosions. These steel sculptures are formed by evacuating the air from stainless steel constructions the artist has previously welded in his studio. The negative pressure inside in combination with the outside air pressure slowly deforms the shape of the sculptures. The result, however, is not purely accidental: Hilgemann sets various parameters inside the structures so that the pressure forces essentially implement his ideas of form.
Hilgemann’s work is present in public spaces in many countries. In Berlin, his six-metre-high sculpture Cerberus, situated in front of the IBB high-rise building in Bundesallee, is very well known. Moreover, examples of his work from more than four decades are well represented in galleries, collections and museums worldwide. Currently, at the invitation of the Park Avenue Sculpture Committee, he is preparing a series of large-scale sculptures that will be set up in New York City this summer for several months.
Jan Maarten Voskuil [* 1964 Arnhem/NL] is a painter. However, his work is primarily is about everything that a painting usually is not: sculpture, design, architecture, or installation art. His works are to be read as a comment on the limits of painting as well as the constructive-concrete tradition of art.
By creating three-dimensional stretcher frames he evokes ambiguous spheroid surfaces and thus forms spatial images based on geometric principles. Currently these works are developing from strictly symmetrical and modular paintings towards asymmetrical and free-formed surfaces within regular and closed outer contours. This gives Voskuil endless possibilities and leads him towards even more elaborate and complex work.
Voskuil is represented in museums, public and private collections, galleries and art spaces around the world, from the U.S. to Australia and Japan, as well as in many European countries.