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Winterstudio JCJ Vanderheyden

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JCJ Vanderheyden (1928-2012) was one of the most consequential and unconventional artists of his time. He dedicated his life to investigate the dimensions of visual perspectives by using a broad range of media, and procedures to observe the nature of the aesthetics of perception. Spending most of his life working from his studio in ’s-Hertogenbosch, his interest in chance and emptiness led to his extensive travel in Asia from the late 1970s through the 1980s. In this way, Vanderheyden has brought together a comprehensive series of fascinating artworks which are, from today’s point of view, as aesthetically appealing in a global sense as they are curiously distinctive in terms of their subjects, such as “Horizon”, “Gate”, and “Checkerboard”. He often used curved, round or otherwise a-typically formed canvases with various formats ranging from huge to remarkably small, fitting between thumb and index finger. Treating painting as an instrumental procedure, Vanderheyden often realized works by exploring photography, printing, sound and video.

Born in 1928 in ’s-Hertogenbosch, JCJ Vanderheyden is considered one of the most significant post-war painters in the Netherlands. After participating in DOCUMENTA Kassel 1982, he held retrospective exhibitions at Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and other prominent venues in Europe. His works are tob e found in numerous collections worldwide.


Zomerstudio 2019  Maarten Ploeg (download PDF) watch the video 

Winterstudio 2018  Harrie Gerrtiz  (download PDF) watch the video

Zomerstudio 2018  Kees de Goede  (download PDF) watch the video.

Winterstudio 2017  Theo Niermeijer  (download PDF) watch the video.