Marnix Postma

THE CEUVEL GALLERY ASKED ME TO INSTALL AN EXHIBITION FOR THEIR OFFICIAL OPENING DURING THE GLUE FESTIVAL IN AMSTERDAM. THE OUTSIDE BECAME A 3D PIECE THRU WHICH YOU ENTER THE EXHIBITION. IN THE LEFT PART OF THIS OLD BOAT THE ARCHITECT OF THE PROJECT “DE CEUVEL”, WHO TOOK ON THIS BOAT AND DEVELOPED IT INTO A GALLERY / PROJECT SPACE, EXHIBITED HIS PROJECTS. ON THE RIGHT SIDE I WAS GIVEN A FREE HAND TO INSTALL MY WORK.

ON THE ONE SIDE I MADE AN INSTALLATION CALLED “THE HOLY TRINITY”. IT’S A LARGER TRANSLATION OF “SUBTRACTIVE DUALITY”, BASED ON JOSEF ALBERS’ COLOR THEORY. BY MAKING USE OF A SUBTRACTIVE MIXTURE, AN OPTICAL ILLUSION IS CREATED, OPAQUE COLORS OF A SIMILAR TINT CREATE AN ILLUSION OF TRANSPARENCY. THE COMPOSITION AND USE OF ACTUAL DEPTH ADD TO A CERTAIN ‘MOVEMENT’ IN THE INSTALLATION.
ON THE OTHER SIDE I PRESENTED SINGLE ART WORKS BASED ON THIS PRINCIPLE.

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