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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 artists of the center 

from Sunday Oktober 29 to  Sunday  December, 2023
Dirk Verhaegen
“Neatly Disturbed”
Introduced by LucasSschaus
“a young vieuw on +50 years of artistic practice”




Dirk Verhaegen (°1950) makes artistic work with logical, mathematical systems. He exhibited frequently with kindred spirits in an international context. Neatly disturbed can summarize Verhaegen's extensive and varied oeuvre. It is also the title of a series of recent canvases and watercolours. Diagonals of regular polygons form a repertoire that is disrupted with mathematical accuracy: programmed axis symmetry, emptiness, displacement are created. The colour is also intimately linked to the systematics: the combination of bright, saturated colours results in subtle mixed colours. A rarefied, colourful interplay of lines is created that is not only mathematically exact but also invites poetic contemplation. Polygons and their diagonals have been present in all kinds of ways in Verhaegen's paintings, drawings, computer works and installations since the early 70s. In the current exhibition he confronts recent works with old works, which leads to surprising insights

 Lucas Schaus