Robbie Cornelissen (1954) is probably one of the greatest Dutch draughtsmen.
His work is presently on show at Maurits van de Laar gallery.
You could say his practice is a constant dialogue between drawing and space.
Making big drawings has generally been a sort of artistic hype for quite some time, but Cornelissen’s work is quite a different story.
To the viewer it is also a constant challenge in taking a position in front of his drawings.
There are stop-motion videos on show too, in which you can see how Cornelissen is drawing, abstracting, adjusting, erasing, telling a story of space and non-space.
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© Villa Next Door 2017
Content of all pictures courtesy to Robbie Cornelissen and Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag