Berend Bodenkamp, Samenhang (Coherence/Cohesion); Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague

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At Museum Beelden aan Zee It is the last week for Samenhang (Coherence or Cohesion), the exceptionally fine small retrospective of works by Berend Bodenkamp (1942).

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They are somewhere in between graphic art and sculpture.

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His subtle works look sculptural as he often makes use of materials like quartzite, but also canvass or graphite.

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Especially quartzite has a history of its own, which becomes part of Bodenkamp’s compositions.

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Bodenkamp combines geometry and natural processes, usually resulting in works hanging on the wall.

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They reflect the workings of nature and the expressive element of art is given back to nature, as it were.

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It is a show of tranquillity and respect.

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All content of pictures courtesy to Berend Bodenkamp and Museum Beelden aan Zee.

 

Bertus Pieters