until 13.02. | #2926ARTatBerlin | Galerie kajetan Berlin shows from 5th December 2020 the Solo Show Various, Elsewhere, Ongoing with works by the Dutch artist Marc Nagtzaam.
Marc Nagtzaam has been producing a body of work that is based on one main subject: the idea of pattern, the repetition. He draws lines, grids, circles, words or sentences as in an endless search for collecting pieces of information. The repetition and the graphic structure of his works seem reminiscent of minimal and conceptual aesthetics. Most of Marc Nagtzaam´s drawings consist of colourless, darkly filled in graphite surfaces. Abstracted elements from architecture, graphic design, details from found photographs, or parts from previous drawings are starting points for every series of works.
Marc Nagtzaam’s series ‚Borrowed Space | An Index of Forms’ (drawings behind glass in the exhibition) is also about drawn compositions that are borrowed from shapes and elements from existing book covers, posters and paintings. Points, lines and surfaces form a kind of structure.
Gentle, subtle and powerful, Marc Nagtzaam also maximizes perspective energies in the condensed surfaces through the light-looking gravity of dark gray tones, a material black, which is characteristic of his works.
Recurring forms and intermittent, pulsating rhythms create an immersive intensity in the perception of Marc Nagtzaam’s art in their pictorial self-referentiality and material detachment.
As Nagtzaam himself points out: “I’m looking for representations of a (seemingly) concrete reality as well as I search for images which can only exist as a drawing.” We are very delighted to present Marc Nagtzaam’s first solo exhibition in Berlin in our gallery kajetan Berlin.
1968 geboren | born in Helmond, NL
1998 Mitbegründer von | Co-Founder of Roma Publications Amsterdam
Lebt und arbeitet | lives and works in Hoofdplaat, NL
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (a selection)
2020 / Various, Elsewhere, Ongoing, kajetan Berlin, Berlin (D) / Regular Features and Borrowed Space (curated by M.N.), ProjecteSD, Barcelona (ES) / 2019 / Regular Features, art3, Valance (FR) / Regular Features, Archiv, Zürich (CH) / 2017 / Surplus, Riot, Gent (B) / 2015 / The Aesthetic of the Fragment (curated by M.N.), Panache, Antwerp (B) / Eight Pieces for Eight Corners, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (B) / 2014 / Not Available, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (publ.) / Solo Booth Art Brussels (B), ProjecteSD (ES) / 2012 / Often, Not Always, Studio van der Mieden, Antwerp (B) / 2011 / The Erased Tapes, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zürich (CH) / Modernist Persuasion, ProjecteSD, Barcelona (ES) / 2010/ Not Available, Peschkenhaus, Moers (D) / 2008 / Nothing Rhymes, ProjecteSD, Barcelona (ES)
DUO EXHIBITIONS (a selection)
2019 / Regular Features (with Mark Manders), Enter Enter, Space for Books, Amsterdam / 2018 / Borrowed Space (with Hans Demeulenaere), Emergent, Veurne (B) / 2016 / A Drawing Placed Between Two Objects, (with Mark Manders), ProjecteSD, Barcelona (ES) / 2014 / Unstable Objects and Shells Crushed, (with Jochen Lempert) DIX291, Paris (FR) / 2011 / A Good Chair is a Good Chair and There is No Such Thing as a Bad Book (with Jochen Weber), Arti Capelli, ’s Hertogenbosch / One Show About One Drawing (with Hans Demeulenaere), Museum M, Leuven (B)
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (a selection)
2020 / As Good a Place to Start as Any, lxhxb, Eindhoven / 2019 / The Gulf Between, De Warande, Turnhout (B) / 2018 / Form follows Fiction, kajetan Berlin, Berlin (D) / De Line Up, Centraal Museum, Utrecht / 2017 /Copy Construct (curated by K. Andreasen), CC Mechelen, Mechelen (B) / This is the Cover of the Book (curated by M. Küng), Centre Cultural, Madrid (ES) / 019-Design museum, Gent (B) / 2016 / Wall Piece, Art Basel, ProjecteSD, Basel (CH) / The Form of Form Architecture, Triennale, Musea da Electricidade – Fundacao EDP, Lisbon/ 2015 / The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Ghent (B) / L’Ordre caché, saison 1, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon (FR) / 2014 / Roma Publications 1998-2014, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome (I) / Conversation Piece, MuZEE, Oostende (B) / Forcefield, A Drawing Show, Institut de Carton, Brussels (B) / 2012 / Reflections on Form, Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zürich (CH) / Autumn of Modernism (curated by Lorenzo Benedetti), Temporary Gallery, Cologne (D) / Minimal Myth (curated by Francesco Stocchi), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam / 2011 / Het Zelfportret, Het Huis en de Seizoenen (curated by Koenraad Dedobbeleer), Mu.ZEE, Oostende (B) / About Drawing, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam (cat.) / 2010 / Cimento Dell’Armonia e Dell’Invenzioni: or The Drawing Machines (curated by Simone Menegoi), Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin (D)/ The Unknown Group, Frac Bourgogne, Dijon (FR) / 2009 / Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennial, (GR) / 2008 / The Order of Things (curated by Dieter Roelstraete), MuHKA, Antwerpen (B) / 2007 / Drawing Typologies, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / A Few Artist’s Books / Roma Publications-Christoph Keller, ProjecteSD, Barcelona (ES)
Vernissage: Friday, 4 December 2020, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, in compliance with the applicable hygiene and distance rules
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 5 December to Saturday, 13 February 2021To the gallery
Exhibition Marc Nagtzaam – Galerie kajetan Berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst – Contemporary Art – Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin