JAN HENDRIKS Born 1946, lives and works in Landsmeer, the Netherlands

Jan Hendriks’ works are characterized by the use of simple forms such as squares and lines and simple materials (cardboard, paper, wood, MDF, foam board) in simple rhythmic compositions. Simple also means no color, so all the works are in white. The minimalistic elements and repetition of the same forms and shapes create a visual rhythm of silence and peacefulness in a meditative atmosphere. Hendriks’ work is very much influenced by the Dutch modern art movement “Concrete Art”, with its strong emphasis on geometrical abstraction and rationality. His art is disconnected, naked, pure and independent from any temporal or social context. The artist constantly explores what he can do with this minimalist language. Moving between the two- and three-dimensional, Hendriks’ works is an engrossing visual and speculative experience.

The minimalistic elements and repetition of the same forms and shapes create a visual rhythm of silence and peacefulness in a meditative atmosphere.
Selected Works