Maarten Frenken

Maarten Frenken (1960) comes from a family of scientists and artists. While studying to become a veterinarian he decided to choose art instead. Very studious, he analyzed twentieth century art develepmont and was especially fascinated by cubism and the abstract purism of the dutch "De Stijl" movement. Modern images are pixelated, built from tiny squares, that in mind, Frenken started to use square colored papers which he could shift back and forth to create spontaneous images. The first experiments were sealed in plastic, later on he invented a process by which acrylic paint was evaporated on polypropylene sheets to achieve a more lasting result. The works shown come from many preceding stages.

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