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Hendrik Arie BaartmanBiography: Statement of Hendrik Arie Baartman 2003 living in the Netherlands. As an artist of constructive geometric forms, my work deals with patterns and relationships derived from classical ideals of balance and symmetry. Mathematical yet organic, these abstract forms invite the viewer to partake of the geometric aesthetic. I use a variety of media, computer art, paper, and wood, plastic, metal. Classical forms are pushed in new directions, so viewers can take pleasure in their Platonic beauty yet recognize how they are updated for our complex high-tech times. I share with many artists the idea that a pure form is a worthy object, and select for each piece the materials that best carry that form. In one series of pieces, familiar objects are arranged in engaging configurations, displaying an essential tension between mundane individual components and the strikingly original totality. Because my works invite contemplation, slowly revealing their content, some viewers see them as meditation objects. A lively dancing energy moves within each piece and flows out to the viewer. The integral wholeness of each self-contained picture presents a crystalline purity, a conundrum of complexity, and a stark simplicity. The term experimental is used in art to indicate working with new forms. In science experiment is used to test theory, but what then is my theory? It is that art is close to science. You could simplify it by saying: physics is about physical forces, art is about mental forces. More generally there is something deeper going on in science and art. Einstein observed that a theory needs to be expressed elegantly. A beautiful equation is more powerful because it can be worked with more effectively. Its elegance gives it utility: Form follows Function was a founding principle of modernism and although we live in a post modern age, the lessons taught by modernists are still relevant, particularly when considered in the abstract. This is not about style or functionality, at issue is the underlying common nature of science and art. The observation that art and science share a common purpose is not new, Leonardo DaVinci would have said much the same and even at the dawn of history Pythagoras declared that numbers were the underlying structure of everything. However this is not a matter of repackaging classical concepts in a contemporary context. Our understanding of the scientific method has undergone a paradigm shift within the last generation. Scienc... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: Netherlands Birthyear: 1940 Galleries: 1973 - galerie 111 Groningen Galerie Columbus Groningen 1974-Zeeuwsmuseum Middelburg De Vleeshal Middelburg Kunst uit Zeeland Nederland Min. V.Volksh. Den Haag Plan Galerie Knokke Galerie Muhlen Gutersloh Galerie Kreatum Utrecht Van Reekum Gal. Apeldoorn Bree Galerie Middelburg 1975- Zeeuws K. Centrum Middelburg Galerie Plan Knokke Met Vasarely en Yvaral Gal. De Witte Voet Amsterdam Min. Van Volksh. Den Haag 1976- Fifth British int. Print Bienn. Bradford, Engeland Int.Print Bienn. Krakow Gem. Huis Hengelo Stadskantoor Emmeloord World Expo. New York 1977- Reizende Expo prov.Overijssel Bienn. Cleveland Engeland 1978- Grafischen Kabinett Lunen 1980- Westleton Art Gallery Westleton Engeland Braiseworth Gallery Eye Eng. 1981- Groninger Plastieken Gron. Expo “de Ploeg” Groningen 1982- Groninger Grafiek Groningen De Ploeg 75 jaar Groningen Groningen Monumentaal 2 1983- Manifestatie A-Kerk Gron. Tek. & collage Veendam Grafimathematiek Bedum Miniaturen Groningen 1984- Objectenpark Stadskanaal M.B.Arts Mons Belgje 1985- Foto-Expo prov.huis Gron. 1986- Grafimathematica Emmeloord Foto-Expo Oostburg Overzicht Museum Groningen G.K.K. kunst Groningen 1988- Tek. En Objecten Emmeloord Expo tekeningen Enkhuizen Groepsexpo met o.a.Appel, Struyken, Citroen, Zwolle 1989-Objectenpark Noord-oostp. Voorjaarssalon Lelystad Overzichtexpo de K.V.F. Almere-Lelystad-Emmeloord. Kunstmanifestatie A-6 Monumentaal Almere 1990- Expo “de tijd” Bussum Onderwijsexpo Biddinghuizen Expo “shelter” Bussum 1991-Overzicht Zeeuwsmuseum Overzicht expo prov.Zeeland 20 jaar Grafimathematica Biddinghuizen, Flevoland 1992-Grafimathematica Dronten Expo-de waarneming Borne Monument expo Bussum 1993- Metamorphosis Kampen Zwolse Kunst Vologda 1994-Mondriaan expo Den Haag Zwolle, Lekkerkerk, Lelystad. 1995-Galerie Bax Sneek Voorjaarssalon Lelystad 1996- Unilevergebouw Rotterdam Reizende Tentoonstelling “te Gek voor ogen” prov.Overijssel 1997- W.M.O. gebouw Metamorphosis Zwolle Onderwijsexpo. Deventer 1998- Galerie Peter Bax Sneek Broerenkerk, groeps Zwolle Gal. Koerts&Koerts gr. Elsloo Expo Brillenfabriek Zevenaar 1999- Onderwijs expo Deventer International expo WWW World art Center expo Galerie On line Art 2000- Collectie vorming Zwols Museum Galeria D’Art Zero Barcelona “Art for “Art Barcelona “Contrasts 2000 “ Amsterdam “Mac 21 “ International Art Fair Marbella Spain. 2001- Museum of computer art Kampen World Art Center Expo Gal. van Koert & Koert Elsloo Midland Art Center Zwolle Media: computer or digital art Style: abstract Subjects: geometric shapes, Mathematical shapes
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