b. 1980; Lives and works in The Netherlands
Dutch artist, Wouter Nijland, creates three dimensional geometric oil paintings based on a set of chance rules and coincidence. Using a playful yet rigid system based off an x and y axis planes, the artist uses dice, coins, and coded marbles to codify and scale his compositions. The rules established for each painting also determine the gradient of the brushstroke and the border between shapes as well as the polygonal shapes themselves. The monochromatic pigment in this series of paintings are in fact a mixture of approximately twelve different shades of the primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. The heavily-mixed oil layers are thick, so one can follow the brushstrokes as they catch the light.
Willie Green: Press Play21 June - 24 August 2019Massey Klein Gallery is pleased to announce, Press Play, a musical and visual exhibition curated and produced by Willie Green. The exhibition will be on view from June 21st through...Read more
Rules of the GameClaire Lieberman, Kate McQuillen, Wouter Nijland 16 November - 30 December 2018Massey Klein is pleased to present Rules of the Game, a group exhibition featuring work by Claire Lieberman, Kate McQuillen, and Wouter Nijland. The exhibition explores the artists’ distinct use...Read more