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Umbrella | Exhibition by Marc Nagtzaam

Come and experience Marc Nagtzaam's exhibition "The Same and the Other"

Marc Nagtzaam has produced a series of works based on one main theme: the idea of pattern, repetition. The repetition and graphic structure of his work seems to be reminiscent of minimal and conceptual aesthetics. Most of Marc Nagtzaam's drawings consist of darkly filled graphite surfaces. Abstracted elements from architecture, graphic design, details from found photographs or parts of previous drawings are the starting point for each series of works. This source material is reduced with basic, elementary means: dots, lines and flat surfaces to build some kind of structure. The work takes place between opposing forces: arbitrariness vs. order, regularity vs. intuitive chaos, preconceived rules vs. improvisation with a purpose. It occurs in the space between thought and feeling, between control and loss of grip.

Marc Nagtzaam's artist books "Zeichnungen" and "Farben", both made with a Riso Duplicator, were the starting point for a new way of working. Instead of working with a single motif for each drawing, he combines several opposing elements in a single work by layering different motifs on top of each other, constantly searching for new connections and overlaps.

For his exhibition at umbrella, the artist brings together works in a variety of media, ranging from photographs and drawings (on paper as well as wall drawings) to Riso prints.

The exhibition will be on display from September the 7th - November the 16th every Saturday and Sunday from 14:00 - 18:00