1991 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Installation for the exhibition “Peiling ‘91”, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, the Netherlands

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“Starting from measurements and compartmentalised forms, a structure emerges which unrolls logically within the space. The total of the installation is identical to the actual space that the sculpture brings about, in that it transforms the space of the architecture and makes this part of the work itself. Doorenweerd selects his material for its simplicity of processing, restraint and austerity but, above all, with an eye to visual effectiveness and expressive quality. The physical presence of the observer is needed to trigger the aesthetic mechanism of the work. Doorenweerd started out a few years ago as a painter. The emphasis on directing the viewer’s experience and the unambiguous attention to clair-obscur both derive from the art of painting. But the painting is expanded and stretched out until it becomes possible for the viewer to be physically present in it and for his experience of the work to be steered in a particular direction.” (Hans Janssen, Peiling ’91 catalogue).