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Johan van der Veen

About Johan van der Veen

The square and the circle

In these ongoing series, Johan van der Veen examines the square and the circle.

In these two contrasting and balanced forms, he makes subtle interventions with information that is contained in these forms. Circumference, diagonal, diameter, angles and curves but also tilt, shift and perspective are used as compositional material. From this formal way of working, images emerge that are self-evident and contained within themselves.

Johan van der Veen works with acrylics on paper, panel or canvas and also with ink and pencil on paper. He often uses black, white and grays, but vibrant reds, strong blues and soft yellows also appear in his paintings. The results are subtle and at the same time very expressive.