Centrum voor constructivisme en concrete kunst
centre pour le constructivisme et l'art concret
center for constructivism and concrete art
Konstruktivismus und Konkrete Kunst Zentrum

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from sunday february 11 until sunday mai 13

Dirk Verhaegen

An analysis of the mental beauty


 Mathematics and art, for many water and fire, can make the harmony of numbers and systems visible. It gives the power to make poetic works with rational means.

The work of Dirk Verhaegen fits in this specific orientation within the constructive and geometric tradition. Simplicity, sobriety, consistency and realism are the words that serve him as a guide.

Dirk works according to mathematical principles or logical systems that are conceived in advance in mind and that allow a work or series to emerge automatically, as it were.

In the 1970s this were  linear works and series with irregular polygons. The wall was sometimes used as a support.

From 1980, gravity plays a role in his work. A little later he created  his so called ‘squared progressions’  cut out in gray canvas and applied to the wall with pins.

The color made its appearance in the 1990s. She is also going to be part of the system.

Since 2000, Dirk Verhaegen has been working with what he calls 'transactions': dynamic lines jump back and forth over merged or overlapping image fields.

In the work of Dirk Verhaegen, the invention prevails over the style unit. We can also see Dirks work as 'graphic paintings' that arose from mathematics and which we experience, without knowing the construction rules intuitively as harmonious and aesthetically successful. On the arrangement of the numbers and the systematic connection of number pairs, the  multiple intersecting lines with regular structures and the parallels that combine in several centers in radial form  creates a wickerwork. 


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